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Today, February 16, 2021, President Biden announced that the current moratorium on foreclosures for federally backed mortgages (loans insured by HUD, VA and USDA) is extended through June 30, 2021. The moratorium on federally back loans, which has been in place since March 2020 and extended on several occasions, was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021.

In addition to extending the moratorium on foreclosures, the Biden Administration is also extending the forbearance enrollment period on federally backed loans through June 30, 2021. They are also providing an additional six-month forbearance for those borrowers that entered into a forbearance on or before June 30, 2020.

Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA), an independent federal agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced that it was extending the moratorium on foreclosures through March 31, 2021. In addition, they are now offering an additional forbearance extension of up to three months, for a total of fifteen months.

If you have any questions or concerns about these moratoriums, or any other matters related to creditor’s rights, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the attorneys at Sorenson Van Leuven, PLLC.