- Households receiving assistance almost doubled in June. Over 25% of those were in Texas, with nearly 70,000 households approved that month.
- According to the Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey, about 15% of renters were behind on rent at the end of July. Out of that group, 29% lost employment income in the previous four weeks. About a third of that 15% of renters are one month behind. Sixty-seven percent who can't make rent are two or more months behind.
Learn more, including the demographics of Americans behind on rent, in this report.
Background check laws, explained
Firearm background checks are designed to stop people who aren't legally allowed to purchase a gun from buying one. However, several states have enacted laws to fill what they see as gaps in the federal restrictions. USAFacts has a primer on these laws and gaps, including:
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