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FHFA extends COVID-19 foreclosure and REO eviction moratoriums

June 24, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced Thursday that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are extending the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions until July 31, 2021. The foreclosure moratorium applies to Enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages only.

The REO eviction moratorium applies to properties that have been acquired by an Enterprise through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions.

The current moratoriums were set to expire on June 30, 2021.

FHFA continues to monitor the effect of the COVID-19 servicing policies on borrowers, the Enterprises and their counterparties, and the mortgage market.  FHFA may extend or sunset its policies based on updated data and health risks.