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If you’re a homeowner struggling to make housing-related payments due to the pandemic, help is available or coming soon

There is help for homeowners financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a federal program that provides aid to states, Tribes, and territories to assist homeowners with housing-related costs. Learn how to sign up for more information or apply for assistance.

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Seven examples of unfair practices and other violations by mortgage servicers: CFPB supervision activities uncover red flags

A review of our 2021 supervision activities revealed unfair acts and practices, and other violations, by mortgage servicers. Here’s what to be aware of and how to find the resources you need if you’re struggling to make your mortgage payments.

Category: Director's notebook | Category: Info for consumers |
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Mientras las protecciones expiran, la nueva normativa para la administración hipotecaria busca reducir las ejecuciones que sean evitables

En efecto desde el 31 de agosto del 2021, la nueva normativa les exige a los administradores hipotecarios ofrecerles a los propietarios, oportunidades reales para evitar el “foreclosure” y mantenerse en sus viviendas, mientras algunos programas federales de aplazamiento comienzan a expirar.

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As foreclosure protections end, it’s time to work with your mortgage servicer

We have temporarily updated our rule for most mortgage servicers to require them ─ when they reach out to borrowers who are behind on their loans or in forbearance ─ to tell borrowers about their options to avoid foreclosure. Learn why you should contact your mortgage servicer if you’re struggling to make your payments.

Category: At the CFPB |
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Mortgage Servicer Communication: Strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting one of the biggest challenges to the mortgage servicing industry since the Great Recession. There are an estimated 3 million delinquent loans, including more than 2 million loans in long-term forbearance. The Bureau is closely monitoring how servicers are handling the increased volume and emphasizes the importance of good communication especially at a time when so many homeowners are distressed. The Bureau also encourages servicers to use all available tools to reach struggling homeowners.

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How to help homeowners protect their homes

Homeowners who are struggling to make mortgage payments because of a COVID-19 related hardship, or who got a mortgage forbearance that is coming to an end, should talk to their mortgage servicer or a HUD-approved housing counselor about options and next steps.

Category: Info for consumers | Category: Policy and compliance |
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We’ve updated our mortgage servicing rules to provide greater protections for mortgage borrowers and other homeowners

Today we finalized new changes to our mortgage servicing rules. These updates ensure that mortgage servicers treat homeowners and struggling borrowers fairly.  They also provide servicers with greater clarity about how to comply with the rules.