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COVID-19: Homeowner Struggles (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-08-07

Duration: 00:04:19

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Economy | Mortgage loans | HOMEOWNERS


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Richardson, Jim Interviewee
  • D'Armond, Tom Interviewee


This segment from the August 7, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on Louisiana ranking second in the nation for the number of homeowners who cannot make their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. He interviews Dr. Jim Richardson, an economist, who discusses the need for a unified federal policy in helping homeowners. Moreau also interviews Tom D’Armond, an executive vice president of servicing at GMFS Mortgage in Baton Rouge, who discusses the options available to homeowners who cannot make their mortgage payments.