Economists Are Warning, A Rise In Evictions Could End Up In A Financial Crisis!
August 18, 2020
As counties around the world are dealing with the economic crisis, they are starting to tun things around. The United States still seems to be dealing with Americans at risk of losing their apartments and homes. The war between the Republicans and the Democrats is only making things worse. President Trump is working with his administration and the Senate in hopes of coming up with financial packages that will help people out while still fighting to end the coronavirus!.
According to Tendayl Kapfidze, chief economist at LendingTree, told CNBC that a surge in rental property evictions will cause a domino effect on the housing market and the economy. While on “The Exchange” Kapfidze said that in all reality, this could be catastrophic and push the market well beyond the rental industry. It can affect the single family housing market and the economy as well.
Economists have warned that if the federal government does not take action to stop this eviction during the pandemic, it will extend to homeowners and lead to unemployment benefits to prevent further destruction and the breakdown in the economy. If lawmakers do not take action, the American people will have a very dismal future and their economy will only get worse.
The US economy will face a serious risk if lawmakers do not step up to the plate and stop this looming crisis. This has been announced by the economist at LendingTree on CNBC.
Kapfidze told The Exchange with eviction moratoriums lifting across the country, landlords could see defaults on mortgages, causing the coronavirus pandemic to worsen if tens of millions of renters are put out of their homes during this tough time. This could become catastrophic if this situation extends beyond the rental industry. This could easily affect the economy, as a whole, as well as the housing market when single-family homes are in harm’s way.
Approximately 2 out of 5 tenants across this country, especially low-income workers, are in danger of being evicted, according to analysis from Stout Risius Ross, LLC, an investment consulting firm. According to their studies, approximately half of white renters believe they can cover the rent, while only a quarter of black renters feel the same way.
Statewide, stop on evictions have expired in more than 30 states. Federal protection for renters passed in March as part of the multi-trillion-dollar CARES Act has also expired. More than 40 million Americans are at risk of losing their homes during the global health crisis. These numbers are greater than during the Great Recession.
The outcome could bleed into the financial crisis. As rent payments are income for landlords and those property owners may have less revenue to draw on for their own mortgage payments. Also, kicking a tenant out of their apartment in the midst of an economic crisis, landlords will also have a difficult time finding replacements.
In turn, this can lead to a devaluation in homes in the marketplace. Every state and city will have a hodgepodge of different kinds of laws that people are using. It’s necessary that we have a federal plan that should deal with the rental crisis or it’s going to get worse. The American people are paying close attention to what is going on in the government and expect their representatives to take the needed action required to protect homes and apartments and get the economy back on tract.
According to Glenn Kelman, chief executive of real estate brokerage Redfin, the eviction crisis could be an advantage for eviction services. He is hoping society will step in before it turns into a social calamity. Approximately 8% of mortgages are in forbearance which is a program that lets someone defers a mortgage payment for one year. In January, the delinquency rate was 3% and clearly people in the business of evicting people from their apartments and homes are anticipating something big coming down the road.
It’s believed that approximately 30 million people are collecting unemployment benefits in the US in an attempt to recover from the recession. The Covid-19 outbreak shows no signs of ending as the virus cases are now 4.5 million and deaths are almost 153,00. This data information was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The Republican-controlled Senate has once again failed o pass new coronavirus relief that would reduce the weekly federal unemployment from $600 to $200 which would be a partial wage replacement. Now, the Senate is adjourned for the weekend and it is really tragic to see how other countries have been handling this crisis while the US has failed. Over the weekend, the President has put together an executive order to provide Americans money to pay their mortgages and rent as the Democrats refuse to work a deal.