The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced they are extending their moratorium on foreclosures and evictions from single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) through February 28, 2021. The foreclosure moratorium applies to Enterprise-backed (Fannie Mae & Freddie mac), 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 moratorium was set to expire at the end of January.
“To keep our communities safe, and families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, FHFA is extending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s foreclosure and eviction moratorium,” said Director Mark Calabria.