“California landlords are owed at least $1.8 billion in unpaid rental debt, ranking the state number two in the nation for total rental debt as COVID-19 era eviction moratoriums have ended, with evictions on the rise in some areas.

Los Angeles landlords alone are owed an estimated $860 million… In New York, which has the most rental debt in the nation estimated at $1.9 billion, 19 percent of households were behind on rent in September, with the state consistently above the national average for the past three years.”