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Coronavirus Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders

On May 21, HUD updated its Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders on addressing concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

FHFA Announcement of Refinance and Home Purchase Eligibility for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Borrowers

As part of its response to the coronavirus national emergency, FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mae will, temporarily, purchase loans originated to borrowers in forbearance, and that enhanced due diligence will be required to do so.

Ginnie Mae APM 20-06: Treatment of Mortgage Delinquency Ratios for Issuers Affected by COVID-19

In response to the National Emergency declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, in connection with COVID-19, Ginnie Mae is hereby provided Issuers temporary relief from the acceptable delinquency rate threshold requirement identified in Ch. 18, Part 3, § C of the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS).

CARES Act Forbearance Fact Sheet for Borrowers with FHA, VA, or USDA Loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), have aligned to provide consumers with information that outlines their responses to forbearance and loss mitigation options available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

CARES Act Forbearance Fact Sheet for Mortgagees and Servicers of FHA, VA, or USDA Loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), have aligned to provide servicers with information that outlines their responses to forbearance and loss mitigation options available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

HUD Final Rule: Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Multifamily Housing Programs and Implementing Family Income Reviews Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

HUD published in the Federal Register a final rule implementing Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act legislation allowing public housing authorities (PHAs) and owners to conduct full income recertifications for families with 90 percent or more of their income from fixed income every 3 years instead of annually. The rule is effective June 8, 2020.

APM 20-05: Availability of Pass-Through Assistance Program for Participants in Ginnie Mae’s Multifamily MBS Program

Ginnie Mae’s APM 20-05 extends the COVID-19 Pass-Through Assistance Program to multifamily issuers.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program FAQs: COVID-19 and CARES Act

This HUD document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the application of the temporary eviction moratorium in Section 4024 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the HOME program.

May 1 Update of HUD Multifamily COVID-19 Q&A

On May 1, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing released updated COVID-19 questions and answers covering issues related to project financing, forbearance, the CARES Act moratorium on evictions, additional resources provided by the CARES Act, income verification, and asset management.