Under the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia, the high-end property market in Manhattan, New York, was badly hit by
. The rich fled the city center and settled down in the suburbs. At the same time, tens of millions of low-income people who rent houses may face the fate of being evicted by landlords because of the epidemic. < p > < p > statistics from urbandigs, a real estate service company, show that between March 23 and August 16, New York Manhattan’s housing sales fell 56% year-on-year, compared with the impact of the high-end real estate market. Over the same period, sales of more than $4 million fell 67%. According to data provided by Miller Samuel, another real estate evaluation and research company, the impact of the epidemic on the high-end real estate market in New York City has exceeded the impact of the financial crisis in 2008 and the “September 11 incident” in 2001. < / P > < p > at the current sales rate, the backlog of unsold apartments in Manhattan will take 17 months to digest, which is twice as long as usual. In the face of the depressed market environment, price reduction is the most direct way to boost the market. In Manhattan’s west side, Getty, a newly built super luxury apartment building, has offered a nearly half price discount, equivalent to nearly $10 million in a single property sale. However, for the rich, no amount of discount seems to be enough to restore the hearts of the rich. When the epidemic first hit New York, the rich fled Manhattan and bought properties in the suburbs. On weekdays, Hampton, a summer resort for the rich in New York, doubled the volume of real estate transactions in July; Westchester County, New York State, more than doubled its normal trading volume, and Connecticut, a neighbor of New York, benefited from it; and the local Fairfield transaction volume also rose 72% in July. For the rich, housing has never been a big problem, but for the relatively low-income people, the impact of the epidemic on the housing problem is much more severe. As a result of unemployment and declining incomes, more and more people are unable to pay their rents. It is estimated that as many as 23 million American renters may be at risk of eviction by the end of September, equivalent to one fifth of the total number of renters. Under the epidemic situation, the U.S. government mainly uses bans to avoid this situation. However, some bans are coming to an end. Charities worry that if the U.S. government fails to provide more help, a large number of Americans will live on the streets this Christmas.