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NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Finds 92.0% Percent of Apartment Households Paid Rent in the month of December 2021
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 92.0 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment in December 2021 in its survey of 11.8 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the country.
The full month December 2021 Rent Payment Tracker data are the last that will be released under the NMHC Rent Payment Tracker. There will be no further updates.
NMHC thanks our data provider partners for their work and contributions over the course of this effort.
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**Unit counts may change to reflect refinements to the methodologies and changing occupancy levels due to move in-move out activity.
* These figures are as initially reported; these are calendar days, so the specific day of the week can have an affect on these reported figures, as leasing offices can have reduced hours or be closed on those days, creating potential delays for payment processing.
Resources from our PMS Providers
(Includes some regional data)
- Market Insights: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Multifamily Industry, Summer 2021 | Report - Download Here
- MRI Market Insights: 2021 Multifamily Industry Trends Report | Download Here
- Apartment Rent Payment Challenges Linger in a Few Spots | Article 10/4/21
- September Rent Payments Mostly Get Back on Track | Article 9/15/21
- Holiday Weekend and Severe Weather Derail Rent Payments | Article 9/8/21
The NMHC Rent Payment Tracker is a cumulative data tool. Approximately every other week, the PMS providers submit two data points to NMHC: the percentage of apartment households that paid their rent for a specific time period and the total number of occupied units in their data universe (see exclusions listed above). Data is submitted on the following schedule: week one: from the first day of the month through COB on the 6th and from the 1st through the last day of the month, giving us a monthly data point for the “percent who paid”. To recap, the “percent who paid” number will increase each week, until we reach our final “percent who paid” number for the month (see below for how partial rent payments are addressed).
When establishing the initial dates for the Rent Payment Tracker, NMHC wanted to track when rent was officially "late" and used the close of business on the 5th as that date. After consultation with property managers and data providers we were informed that a variety of dates are used to determine when rent is considered late, with some saying rent isn't late until as late as the 10th. In addition, those that use the 5th as their deadline reported that many people pay on the last day possible and that some of those payments aren't posted until the 6th. Based on this information, NMHC adjusted its methodology to make the close of business on the 6th the deadline for the first week. Moving this date also moved all other reporting dates by one day.
|Release Date||Number of Units||NMHC Press Release|
|Dec. 8, 2021||11.8 million||Press Release - Dec. 8|
|Nov. 8, 2021||11.8 million||Press Release - Nov. 9|
|Oct. 8, 2021||11.8 million||Press Release - Oct. 8|
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This spreadsheet is updated each month with cumualtive data starting from April 1, 2020.
The December 2021 Rent Payment Tracker data are the last that will be released under the NMHC Rent Payment Tracker. Full month December rent payment numbers will be posted in January 2022.
Download the data | XLS (updated 12/8/2021)
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Rent Payment Tracker Webinars
The June 8, 2021 Rent Payment Tracker webinar was the final webinar in the series. View previous Rent Payment Tracker Webinar Recordings.