FHFA: COVID-Related Loan Flexibilites Extended Until February 28, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend several loan origination flexibilities until February 28, 2021. The changes are to ensure continued support for borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. The flexibilities were set to expire on January 31, 2021. Extended […]

FHFA and Treasury: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Allowed to Continue to Retain Earnings

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) today announced amendments to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs). The amendments allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac​ (the Enterprises) to continue to retain earnings until they satisfy the requirements of the 2020 Enterprise capital rule.  “Today’s […]

FHFA: Request for Input Issued on Appraisal-Related Policies, Practices and Processes

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Request for Input (RFI) on appraisal-related policies, practices, and processes. The input received in response to the RFI will be used by FHFA to determine the necessary modifications needed to ensure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) operate in a […]

FHFA: COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Extended through March 31, 2021

Multifamily property owners that enter in to a new or modified forbearance must offer tenant protections Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners through March 31, 2021. The Enterprise programs […]

HUD: FHA Announces Updated Single Family Loan-Level Certification Form

Streamlined form capstones efforts to provide certainty for FHA Single Family program participants The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the completion of its revised and streamlined loan-level certification form required from lenders when originating a single family mortgage intended for FHA insurance endorsement. The updated form eliminates unnecessarily dense language while […]

FHFA: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued on Enterprise Resolution Plans

Proposed rule would require Enterprises to submit “living will” resolution plans The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it is seeking comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to develop credible resolution plans, also known as living wills. […]

HUD: FHA Extends Options for Single Family Borrowers Financially Impacted by COVID-19

Extensions ensure borrowers can continue to seek assistance and avoid eviction and foreclosure while maintaining temporary policy flexibilities for lenders and servicers Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced it is extending the foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family FHA-insured mortgages for an additional two months, through February 28, 2021. The […]

FHFA: Third Quarter 2020 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its third quarter 2020 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 539,451 foreclosure prevention actions in the third quarter of 2020, bringing to 5.2 million the number of troubled homeowners who have […]

HUD: FHA Achieves Full FHA Catalyst Digitial Claim Submission Capabilities for Single Family Forward Mortgages

Latest FHA Catalyst: Claims Module expansion eliminates paper submission processes for all forward mortgage claim types Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) implemented additional functionality in its FHA Catalyst: Claims Module, achieving full, digital submission capabilities for all FHA Single Family Title II forward mortgage claim types and the elimination […]