Legal Alert

VA Extends COVID-19 Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

by the Mortgage Banking Group
December 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) extended the eviction and foreclosure moratorium for properties secured by VA guaranteed loans from December 31, 2020, to February 28, 2021. The moratorium does not apply to vacant or abandoned properties. The VA made the change through Circular 26-20-40 on December 28, 2020.

As previously reported, the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac foreclosure and eviction moratoriums for single-family loans were extended to January 31, 2021, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) foreclosure and eviction moratorium for FHA insured single-family loans was extended to February 28, 2021.

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