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.
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