This week, we filed a friend-of-the-court brief to protect borrowers' rights under federal law to obtain vital information about their mortgage loans from servicers.
The HAF program can assist homeowners with housing-related costs. The CFPB strongly encourages mortgage servicers to participate in this program and work with homeowners to help prevent avoidable foreclosures.
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.
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.
If you have an adjustable-rate mortgage, reverse mortgage, HELOC, student loan, or credit card, your interest rate may be based on the LIBOR index, which is being discontinued. Here’s how to stay vigilant of changes to your index.
Deadline to request initial forbearance for HUD/FHA, USDA, or VA backed loans is extended until National Emergency ends
If you have a mortgage backed by HUD/FHA, USDA, or VA and are struggling to make payments due to the pandemic, you can request initial forbearance anytime during the COVID-19 National Emergency.
New rule ensures mortgage servicers provide options to potentially vulnerable borrowers exiting forbearance
Effective August 31, a new rule amending Regulation X aims to ensure eligible borrowers have a meaningful opportunity for loss mitigation after exiting mortgage forbearance programs.
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.
Effective August 31, 2021, a new rule requires mortgage servicers to provide meaningful opportunities for homeowners to avoid foreclosure and keep their homes as certain federal forbearance programs begin to expire.
Some federal protections put in place to protect homeowners from foreclosure and renters from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic ended on July 31. If you are having trouble making your rent or mortgage payments, it’s important to take action to prevent foreclosure or eviction.
The federal foreclosure moratoria are set to expire July 31st, and lenders and mortgage servicers can start foreclosing on homes as soon as August 1st. Homeowners who are behind on their mortgages must act now to save their homes.
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.
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.
Homeowners facing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic have expanded access to protections from the federal government. Learn how you can protect your home.
Algunos propietarios de vivienda que tengan problemas para pagar su hipoteca ahora tendrían un poco más de tiempo para buscar ayuda.
Financial relief and protections for many student loan borrowers, renters, and homeowners has been extended. Here’s what you need to know.
Some homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage now have a little extra time to seek help.
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.
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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.