FHA EXPANDS HOME RETENTION MEASURES FOR HOMEOWNERS FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY COVID-19
Streamlined loss mitigation options will help more homeowners avoid foreclosure
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced additional home retention measures to help homeowners with ***FHA-insured single family mortgages*** who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to bring their mortgage current at the end of their COVID-19 forbearance. Effective immediately, mortgage servicers will be able to use an expanded menu of loss mitigation tools, known as a “waterfall,” to assess homeowners’ eligibility for other options to bring their mortgages current if they do not qualify for FHA’s COVID-19 National Emergency Standalone Partial Claim. These options are available for homeowners whose mortgages were current or less than 30 days past due as of March 1, 2020.