OKLAHOMA CITY – A wave of evictions and foreclosures is expected across Oklahoma and the nation because of the record level of unemployment and the massive economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Knowledgeable sources predict that after moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures lapse, homelessness will increase dramatically because the economy is not expected to fully recover any time soon.
The “Open Justice” program of the Oklahoma Policy Institute based in Tulsa reported 1,622 evictions and 288 foreclosure petitions were filed in Oklahoma courts from March 15, when the state declared a state of emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic, through May 11.
Court records indicate eight eviction proceedings and 14 foreclosure petitions have been filed in seven southwest Oklahoma counties in recent weeks.
Applications for evictions have been filed in the last two months by:
Comanche County: Avendale Pointe Apartments, City Wide Rentals, Lawton Housing Authority, and Moeller & Associates.
Cotton County: Comanche Nation Housing Authority.
Kiowa County: Francis Mendieta.
Stephens County: Carl Hughes and Duncan Terrace Apartments.
Petitions filed in southwest Oklahoma state district courts during the past 10 weeks, seeking foreclosure on mortgages, have included:
PennyMac Loan Services vs Michael W. Pleasant Jr. and Stephanie R. Pleasant.
PennyMac Loan Services vs Boldon C. Abraham, Caroline M. Movick-Abraham, plus John and Jane Doe.
Bayview Loan Servicing vs Ian Milton Jefferson and Linda Dianne Jefferson.
Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs Marsha Fountain, personal representative of the estate of Joseph James Muldowney “and occupants of the premises”.
City National Bank and Trust vs Charles M. Klein and Stacy Ann Johnson-Klein, husband and wife, plus Pinewood Village Apartments, CDRFT LLC, and “occupants of the premises, if any”.
Affiliated Bank vs Jimmy Bricker, Patricia Bricker, Amy Crandall, Brett Crandall, plus John and Jane Doe.
Navy Federal Credit Union vs Leroy M. Williams, Rowela B. Williams, and “unknown occupants, if any,” of 6918 NW Maple Drive in Lawton.
Selene Finance LP vs Matthew J. Orr and Jamie M. Orr, and John and Jane Doe as “occupants of the premises”.
Wells Fargo Bank vs Ayfer Morrison, and Joseph M. Blackman, a house in The English Village Addition at Altus.
Reo Trust-RPL1 vs Connie L. Bookout plus Jane and John Doe as “occupants of the premises,” real estate in The Hairston Addition in Altus.
PennyMac Loan Services LLC vs “unknown successors” of the late Wayne A. McCubbin, plus Jane and John Doe “as occupants of the premises” in Duncan’s Lang Addition.
Wells Fargo Bank vs Payton Lindsey Powell and John Doe, six lots on Wichita Avenue in Devol.
Wells Fargo Bank vs Joshua Pete and Jessalyn F. Delgado and John Doe, property in Ray’s Third Addition in Frederick.
Bank of New York Mellon vs Franklin Highwalker, property in Burn’s First Addition in Anadarko.