May 21, 2024


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FHFA: Foreclosure, REO Eviction Ban Extended to Dec. 31

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At-risk owners just can’t be taken off right up until Dec. 31 – prolonged from Aug. 31 – if Fannie or Freddie owns the home finance loan a REO ban applies to concluded foreclosures.

WASHINGTON – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will prolong moratoriums on one-relatives foreclosures and actual estate owned (REO) evictions right up until at the very least Dec. 31, 2020.

The foreclosures moratorium applies to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac-backed, one-relatives mortgages only, according to FHFA. The REO eviction moratorium applies to houses that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have obtained, either by foreclosures or deed-in-lieu of foreclosures transactions.

In both instances, the resident owners – or previous owners in the scenario of concluded foreclosures or deed-in-lieu transactions – cannot be evicted by the stop of the calendar year. Prior to Thursday’s announcement, the eviction moratoriums had been to expire on Aug. 31, 2020 – this coming Monday.

FHFA Director Mark Calabria says the new eviction orders will “help keep borrowers in their residences throughout the pandemic. … This safeguards a lot more than 28 million owners with an Organization-backed home finance loan.”

FHFA tasks that it will expense Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac an extra $ to billion thanks to the existing COVID-19 foreclosures moratorium and its extension. FHFA says it will keep on to keep an eye on the coronavirus’ effect on the home finance loan market and update procedures as required.

For a lot more facts on the government’s initiatives to assist owners battling to fork out their home finance loan, visit the joint web page of the  Department of Housing and City Growth, FHFA, and the Shopper Fiscal Defense Bureau at

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