Orleans First City Court Clerk urging Gov. Edwards to extend eviction moratorium

By WBOK Staff

Monday, September 27, 2021

Governor Edwards' eviction moratorium ended Saturday, and Hurricane Ida has caused even more people to be displaced from their homes.

Orleans First City Clerk of Court Austin Badon is urging renters to talk with their landlords about setting up a payment plan and possibly ask for the elimination of late fees. He also recommends residents who have been displaced because of Ida tell their landlord and let them know they're coming back. Badon says he understands both sides of the situation, and his office is doing the best they can to help renters and landlords.

 "Having a large backlog, more people just this past week, it's a bad formula," says Badon. "Landlords have had to bear a huge burden because the concept was that landlords have plenty of money, they can weather the storm. Many landlords are on a fixed income. They've lost their jobs as well so they were counting on this money and..

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