HUD Extends Date to Approve COVID-19 Forbearance and HECM Extension
In Mortgagee Letter 2020-34, dated October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) extended the date for approving an initial COVID-19 forbearance with an FHA loan, or a COVID-19 extension with a home equity conversation mortgage (HECM) loan (i.e., a reverse mortgage loan), from October 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
The means of communication with borrowers regarding a COVID-19 forbearance, the terms of a COVID-19 forbearance, and the terms of a HECM extension remain the same as established in Mortgagee Letter 2020-06.
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