Data are collected weekly, with the first data collection happening the 1st through the 6th, and all data collections following will be cumulative, for example, the second collection will be the 1st through the 13th, the third will be the 1st through the 20th and so on for the remainder of each month.
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.
Partial payments are counted only once monthly, and the payment is captured in the first time period in which it occurs. For example, if an apartment household pays a quarter of their rent during the week of April 1, it would be captured in the first week. Subsequent payments that month would not be captured in the data to avoid double counting.
The percentages are based on the total occupied units, excluding vacant units, purpose-built student housing, privatized military housing, and subsidized affordable units. The number of total occupied units will change for many of the property management software (PMS) providers as new units are leased or units are vacated; as such, the total number of units in the dataset will fluctuate.
|Release Date||Number of Units||NMHC Press Release|
|May 8, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - May 8|
|May 15, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - May 15|
|May 22, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - May 22|
|May 29, 2020||11.4 million||None Issued|
|June 9, 2020||11.5 million||Press Release - June 9|
|June 16, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - June 16|
|June 23, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - June 23|
|June 30, 2020||11.1 million||None Issued|
|July 8, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - July 8|
|July 15, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - July 15|
|July 22, 2020||11.1 million||Press Release - July 22|
|July 29, 2020||11.4 million||None Issued|
|August 10, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release -August 10|
|August 17, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release -August 17|
|August 24, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - August 24|
|August 31, 2020||11.4 million||None Issued|
|September 9, 2020||11.4 million||Press Release - September 9|