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

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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