One in three Americans would be unable to make their mortgage or rent payment beyond one month if they lost their job, according to the results of a national survey taken in mid-September. Job loss has become the primary driver of mortgage defaults. With the state of the labor market posing one of the biggest obstacles for struggling homeowners and their lenders, a number of programs at both the national and state level have been launched to assist unemployed homeowners, but so far, the expected results haven’t materialized.
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Job Loss Could Put One in Three Homeowners Out of Their Home