Amber and Tyler Jones of Baytown, Texas, never planned to be landlords, but the contract on their old house fell through after they made an offer on a new home, leaving them with two properties. “The buyer lost his job due to the pandemic, and we couldn’t afford to keep paying all the upkeep on two homes,” Amber Jones said. “Instead, we pulled our house off the market and we rented it out, so at least now we have the rent money to pay the bills.”