We see couches, cribs, and family keepsakes piled on our streets far too often. That’s because Louisiana makes it easier than nearly any other state for landlords to force people from their homes. State legislators have a chance to change our laws.
Senate Bill 28, by Sen. Ed Price, would bring us into alignment with the rest of the country and provide us one opportunity every six months to get current on rent within 10 days, before the courts get involved. Most mom and pop landlords already do this because getting courts involved cost money and so does finding a new tenant. Read more about the rest of the fixes in SB 28 here.
These are simple solutions that even our neighbors in Mississippi and Alabama have employed for decades. Forcing Louisianans from their homes is a choice we don’t have to keep making.