March 25, 2024

FHFA: Fourth Quarter 2023 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

More than 6.9 million troubled homeowners assisted during conservatorships

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its fourth quarter 2023 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 43,903 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who have been helped to 6,905,703 since the start of conservatorships in September 2008.

The report also shows that 31 percent of loan modifications completed in the fourth quarter reduced borrowers’ monthly payments by more than 20 percent. The number of refinances decreased from 83,522 in the third quarter of 2023 to 71,378 in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The Enterprises’ serious delinquency rate increased slightly from 0.54 percent to 0.55 percent at the end of the fourth quarter. This compares with 3.42 percent for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, 2.01 percent for Veterans Affairs (VA) loans, and 1.52 percent for all loans (industry average).

Other highlights from the report include:


FHFA’s quarterly foreclosure prevention and refinance reports include data on the Enterprises’ mortgage performance, delinquencies, and active forbearance plans, as well as forfeiture actions and refinances by state. The data included in these reports are also available on FHFA’s website as an interactive Borrower Assist​​ance Map​.​


This post was originally published here.