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HUD will allow mortgages to be endorsed despite forbearance

Federal Issues HUD Mortgages Forbearance CARES Act Covid-19 FHA

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On June 4, HUD announced new, temporary guidance (see FHA Info #20-36 and HUD Mortgagee Letter 2020-16), which, among other things, grants mortgagees the ability to submit a mortgage for insurance endorsement involving a borrower who is experiencing financial hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic, provided the mortgagee “executes a two-year partial indemnification agreement.” The temporary guidance sets the initial amount of partial indemnification at 20 percent of the original loan amount, which will only become payable if the mortgage goes into foreclosure and results in a claim to the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. Mortgagees may access the new agreement and instructions for endorsing these loans here. The guidance also provides for a temporary certification amendment to HUD 92900-A, which allows mortgagees to submit a separate addendum to a mortgagee’s certification addressing a mortgagee’s knowledge of changes in a borrower’s employment status and ability to make payments as a result of Covid-19 after the closing of a mortgage. HUD will also “continue to monitor the impacts to the market as well as implications to the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and may adjust the level of partial indemnification for future indemnification contracts accordingly.”

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