CFPB: Interim Final Rule Issued on Loss Mitigation Options for Homeowners Recovering from Pandemic-Related Financial Hardships

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today an interim final rule (IFR) that will make it easier for consumers to transition out of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and easier for mortgage servicers to assist those consumers. The CARES Act provides forbearance relief for consumers with federally-backed […]

FHFA: Final Rule on Credit Scoring Models Published

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today sent to the Federal Register for publication a final rule on the validation and approval of third-party credit score model(s) that can be used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The rule implements the requirements in Section 310 of the Economic Growth, […]

FHFA: Nearly 4.3 Million Homeowners Helped Via Foreclosure Prevention

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its fourth quarter 2018 Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 41,062 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,283,836 since September 2008.  The report […]

HUD: $10 Million in “Sweat Equity” Grants Announced

SHOP grants enable homeownership opportunities for 539 families The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in “sweat equity” grants to support four non-profit, self-help housing organizations that enable homeownership opportunities for hard-working, low-income families and individuals. Funded through HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), the […]

FHFA: Foreclosure Preventions Surpass 4.2 Million in Third Quarter 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its third quarter 2018 Foreclosure Prevention Report,which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 63,193 foreclosure prevention actions in the third quarter of 2018, bringing the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 4,242,774 since September 2008.  The report […]

HUD: FHA Announces Updated Policy to Assist Homeowners Affected by 2017 Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

FHA appeals to struggling borrowers to contact their mortgage servicers immediately WASHINGTON – To help struggling borrowers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced it is updating its menu of foreclosure prevention options to allow borrowers […]

HUD: Department Seeks to Streamline and Enhance “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Rule

Notice solicits public’s comments on ways to improve fair housing choice WASHINGTON – The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a notice inviting public comment on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations. HUD’s goal in pursuing new rulemaking is to offer more helpful guidance to […]

HUD: National Homeownership Month Kicks Off

June begins National Homeownership Month, a time of year when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and others mark the importance of owning a home and the impact it has on the lives of American families, local neighborhoods and to the nation’s economic health. This year’s theme is […]