By Sydney Sullivan
Sometimes (most of the time) we have to wonder – whose bright idea was the foreclosure and eviction moratorium? Did they have no sense of consequence? The idea in and of itself was good at the time – but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Why in the world would the Congress agree to a moratorium of mortgage payments be allowed to use a “forbearance” program?! Here we go again.
March 1, 2021
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NEW REPORT FROM CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU FINDS OVER 11 MILLION FAMILIES AT RISK OF LOSING HOUSING Federal foreclosure moratorium slated to end June 30, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report that warns of widespread evictions and foreclosures once federal, state, and local pandemic protections come to an end, absent additional public and private action. Over 11 million families are behind on their rent or mortgage payments: 2.1 million families are behind at least three months on mortgage payments, while 8.8 million are behind on rent. Homeowners alone are estimated to owe almost $90 billion in missed payments. The last time this many families were behind on their mortgages was during the Great Recession.Continue reading