Thousands in South Florida could face foreclosure with federal protection coming to an end

Hiding behind the statistics are thousands of cases that have not been filed because of the pandemic and the moratorium. So far in 2021, just 468 new foreclosures have been filed in Broward. At this point last year, there were 1,365 filings. In 2019, with no pandemic to stop the banks, there were 3,692. The figures were similar in Miami-Dade County — 650 cases were filed by the end of May 2021, compared to more than 2,500 in 2019. The figures were not available for Palm Beach County.