Eviction, foreclosure bans expire in one month

As coronavirus numbers continue to climb, thousands of people in Louisiana who have lost their jobs because of the virus could soon face foreclosure or eviction.



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Housing crisis looming

Protections to keep families in their homes expire Jan 1.


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Andreancecia Morris, executive director of HousingNOLA, said more people got sick and died from COVID-19 when eviction moratoriums were allowed to lapse this summer.

“We have studies showing that this housing insecurity during a pandemic actually costs people their lives,” Morris said. “There was an increase in contraction of COVID and an increase in death above the normal rate when Louisiana didn’t have a moratorium.”

This time, it’s not just renters who are at risk.

A forbearance program introduced in the CARES Act allowed homeowners who lost their jobs to keep their homes by postponing payments on federally backed mortgages. That program

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Nearly 19 million Americans could lose their homes when eviction limits expire Dec. 31

Millions of Americans are in danger of losing their homes when federal and local limits on evictions expire at the end of the year, a growing body of research shows.

A report issued this month from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the University of Arizona estimates that 6.7 million households could be evicted in the coming months. That amounts to 19 million people potentially losing their homes, rivaling the dislocation that foreclosures caused after the subprime housing bust.

Apart from being a humanitarian disaster, the crisis threatens to exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic, according to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Urban Health.

“Our concern is we’re going to see a huge increase in evictions after the CDC moratorium is lifted,” said Andrew Aurand, vice president of research at the NLIHC and a co-author of the report.

The number of Americans struggling to pay rent has steadily

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Mass. eviction, foreclosure moratorium set to expire Saturday



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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Governor Charlie Baker has decided to allow the eviction and foreclosure moratorium in the state to expire on Saturday.

It was originally put in place to allow prevent people from losing their homes during the pandemic.

The state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires on Saturday, but this week, Baker announced a new initiative to help tenants and landlords.

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Baker’s office released information about the program and said: “This strategy has been designed to be user friendly and easily accessible for tenants and landlords in need, and is comprised of new or expanded programs to help people stay in their homes.”

The $171 million plan includes the following programs:

$100 million to expand the capacity of the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program to provide relief to renters and landlords impacted

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