The following article was in Dr Housing Bubble. I found it to be very enlightening.
The Forbearance Tsunami: 4.7 million mortgages are now in forbearance with an unpaid principal of $1 trillion.
Let us clear something up regarding the last financial crisis with housing at the center of the market unraveling. The vast majority of the foreclosures that happened in the Great Recession occurred on standard 30-year fixed rate mortgages. There is this mythology that only subprime and NINJA (no income, no job, no asset) loans were the culprit of the entire collapse. This narrative fits into the crony capitalist mentality that somehow, only losers caused the crisis and that of course all of the suckers that got lured into a toxic mortgage somehow deserved losing their homes (while banks of course got bailed out with billions of tax payer dollars). A swift kick to the poor, and corporate welfare for the banks. It almost fits into this modern psychology of dis-information and revisionist history that we are now seeing. So it should be no shock to rational individuals that now, we suddenly have a whopping 4.7 million mortgages in forbearance (aka not paying their mortgage payment). This is not a good thing. The assumption is that people are going to start paying their mortgages back on time once the virus goes away but is that the case with so many jobs being lost? First, let us show you some data on the previous crisis for those that somehow forgot who lost their homes based on the type of mortgage on the property.