One-Third of People Who Delayed Mortgage Payments During COVID Used Cash for Groceries, Utilities

USA Today, May 10, 2021–Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy
While in forbearance, 34% used the cash that would have gone toward their mortgage for essentials like groceries, medical needs, utilities and additional expenses incurred throughout the pandemic such as homeschooling equipment and caring for additional family members, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.