MHN’s Coronavirus Coverage

Check out these links to keep up with MHN’s latest coverage of the coronavirus situation.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the U.S. and the world, Multi-Housing News is covering the crisis through regular news updates, features and expert advice to help inform and guide our readers through this unprecedented time.

Our latest coverage (updated regularly):

COVID-19’s Uneven Impact on Senior Housing Occupancy

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care found that occupancy at assisted living facilities fell to the lowest level on record in May. 

Housing Demand Rebounds in June Amid Cloudy Outlook

Freddie Mac forecasts that home sales will decline to 4.8 million in 2020 before rising to 5.6 million in the following year. 

Rent Payments Reach 89 Percent

The latest numbers from NMHC offer a glimpse into the performance of 11.5 million multifamily units across the country. 

Homeownership Decline to Propel Rental Resiliency

The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered economic shocks, but research from Middleburg Communities shows lower homeownership rates leading to more rental demand.

June Rent Payments Hit 81 Percent

The latest figures from NMHC came less than a week after the monthly jobs report, which showed that the U.S. gained 2.5 million jobs in May.

Rent Collection Survey Predicts Increase in June Payments

The latest survey by J Turner Research found 84.3 percent of residents expect to pay this month’s rent by June 10. 

Landlords Sue Over Eviction Moratoriums

Owners in Boston and New York are seeking to overturn bans put into place in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. 

Communication is Key as Renters Face Financial Strain

A new survey of 25,000 apartment residents by Kingsley Associates and Apartments.com suggests that soliciting feedback is a good practice for property managers. 

Developers Report Continued Construction Delays

More than half are experiencing setbacks, but a few bright spots are also emerging, according to NMHC’s latest survey.

DBRS Morningstar Report Looks at Student Housing Market 

A report cites uncertainty over whether the surge in online college and university classes will impact more than $13.3 billion in loans packaged in CMBS.

Podcast: Where Will the Economy Be by Year-End?

In this episode of our quarterly series, NAA’s Paula Munger reveals the association’s most recent findings about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on its members’ portfolios.

May Rent Payments Hit 91 Percent

NMHC released the latest figures as businesses begin to reopen in many states and jobless claims over the past nine weeks exceed 38 million.

Design Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World

Architects are rethinking bedrooms, kitchens and common areas as the coronavirus changes the way Americans live. 

The Coronavirus Impact on Student Housing

Trepp reports both recent and longer-term upticks in delinquency rates on properties in the sector.

New York City’s Rent-Stabilized Properties Struggle with Shortfalls

Rent payments trail national averages, while commercial payments at mixed-use properties are faring considerably worse, an owners’ group reports.