As life returns back to normal for the hurricane ravaged parts of Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, housing and consumer experts are warning of another crisis looming: The threat of foreclosure. Legal aid groups are working with borrowers who are struggling to make their current mortgage payments on homes made uninhabitable by the storm, while paying rent somewhere else.
Approximately, 4.8 million mortgaged properties were in the eye of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, representing nearly $746 billion in unpaid principal balances, according to financial data firm Black Knight. In September, the number of loans that were more than 30 days past due rose 48% in Irma-affected areas and 67% in Harvey-affected areas, according to Black Knight found. The numbers have not been run yet for Puerto Rico.
For many homeowners, months of postponed payments were suddenly due all at once after that grace period ended, creating an overwhelming financial burden.
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