Statewide foreclosure crisis looming in Louisiana, says Baton Rouge housing professional

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Research by Urban Footprint found nearly 110,000 Louisiana households were unable to pay their mortgage in September.



Many people were unable to make their mortgage payments in September due to the ongoing pandemic.


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Many people were unable to make their mortgage payments in September due to the ongoing pandemic.

A housing professional on the ground floor in the Baton Rouge communities says the sum of overdue housing bills could boil over into 2021.

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“If you have a mortgage or rent that’s been past due for months, then you’re not back to normal,” said Samuel Sanders, the executive director at Mid City Redevelopment Alliance.

Playing catch up with your bills is no easy task, especially when the roof over your head is at stake. Sanders says there’s a looming crisis.

“We’re not feeling good about people getting back on their feet when the moratorium is over and make up any payments that were basically

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