There is also the big problem of finding new tenants if you do evict people. My property manager's process involves credit checks and tenant blacklists. Could a lot of presumably-just-evicted people pass such a test? Let me assure you: Bad tenants are a lot worse than no tenants. Might be a much better idea to make a deal with your existing tenants for whatever they can pay now, and have the rent return to normal when they get employed.