Coronavirus News

HUD Re-Extends Interim Procedures for Site Access for Section 232 Mortgage Insurance Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

HUD recently issued ML 2020-50, which re-extends interim procedures for site access for Section 232 mortgage insurance applications during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HUD initially...

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Extend COVID-19 Related Foreclosure Moratoriums

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have recently issued COVID-19 related updates with respect to servicing.  Freddie Mac issued Bulletin 2021-3 and Fannie Mae issued...

New York Passes COVID-19 Related Eviction and Foreclosure Protections

The New York legislature recently passed a bill granting certain eviction and foreclosure protections, among other protections, for residential tenants and homeowners suffering from...

Department of Veterans Affairs Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Relief

Late last year the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued Circular 26-20-40 under Executive Order 13945, extending foreclosure and eviction relief previously announced and...

FHA Extends Foreclosure Moratoriums and Other COVID-19 Related Policies

FHA recently extended several temporary provisions and policy waivers to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on FHA-insured borrowers.  These extensions include,...

HUD Issues Second Update to COVID-19 Forbearance and COVID-19 HECM Extension Period

HUD recently issued Mortgagee Letter 2020-44 which extends the date by which Mortgagees must approve the initial COVID-19 forbearance and the HECM Extension Period...

HUD Further Extends Guidance Concerning Endorsement of Mortgages Under COVID-19 Forbearance

HUD recently issued Mortgagee Letter 2020-45, which further extends through March 31, 2021, the temporary guidance originally published in Mortgagee Letter 2020-16 (ML 2020-16)...

HUD Extends COVID-19 Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

HUD recently issued Mortgagee Letter 2020-43, which extended HUD’s moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for borrowers with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages covered under the...

Fannie Mae Extends COVID-19 Flexibilities into 2021

Fannie Mae recently updated two Lender Letters, LL-2020-03 and LL-2020-04, to further extend certain temporary policies related to COVID-19.  LL-2020-03 addresses temporary COVID-19 measures...

WBK Chart of State Regulator Communications

WBK continues to update its chart of coronavirus-related communications from state mortgage regulators, for use in our state licensing practice.  It is available on this...

Fannie Mae Further Extends Temporary Policies Related to COVID-19

Fannie Mae recently updated Lender Letters 2020-03 and 2020-04 regarding existing temporary origination and appraisal policies and flexibilities issued in response to COVID-19.  Fannie...

Ginnie Mae Allows Alternative Procedures for Certain Aspects of Issuer Annual 2020 Audit Report

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ginnie Mae recently issued All Participant Memorandum (APM) 20-14, which allows, under certain conditions, the use of alternative...
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