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Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: HUD, FHFA, VA Announce Extensions of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums to December 31, 2020 

by John L. Hosack

Published: August, 2020

Submission: August, 2020


On August 27, HUD announced that it is extending its Covid-related foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for FHA insured loans set to expire on August 31, until December 31, 2020, and issued a Mortgagee Letter implementing the extensions.

On the same day, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that the single-family foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, also set to expire on August 31, will be extended until December 31, 2020.  Again that same day, Freddie Mac issued a Servicing Bulletin to implement the extended moratoriums.

On August 24, the Veterans Administration issued two Circulars extending its moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions, similarly set to expire on August 31, to December 31, 2020.

HUD’s News Release:  https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_20_134

HUD’s Mortgagee Letter:  https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/2020-27hsgml.pdf

FHFA’s News Release:  https://www.fhfa.gov/mobile/Pages/public-affairs-detail.aspx?PageName=FHFA-Extends-Foreclosure-and-REO-Eviction-Moratoriums.aspx

Freddie Mac’s News Release:  https://freddiemac.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/freddie-mac-extends-single-family-foreclosure-sales-and-eviction/

Freddie Mac’s Servicing Bulletin:  https://guide.freddiemac.com/app/guide/bulletin/2020-34

Fannie Mae’s News Release:  https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2020/suspension-evictions-foreclosures-sf-mortgages-7057.html

VA’s Foreclosure Circular:  https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/documents/circulars/26-20-30.pdf

VA’s Eviction Circular:  https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/documents/circulars/26-20-29.pdf

Buchalter’s Mortgage Banking Practice Group is available to help lenders understand and address the full range of mortgage banking related issues. Feel free to contact any of the Buchalter Mortgage Banking Industry Group.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


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