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COVID-19: Rent Extension (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-08-06

Duration: 00:05:12

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Economy | Housing


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Thomas, Desiree Honore Interviewee


This segment from the August 6, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the Biden Administration’s 60-day extension of the federal moratorium on evictions. He interviews Assistant Commissioner of Administration Desiree Honore Thomas, who discusses the State of Louisiana’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program funded by the United States Treasury to help people who are struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.