• MPF Xtra
  • May 22, 2020

MPF Announcement 2020-32

Impact of COVID-19 on Originations of MPF Xtra Loans

Effective date: Immediately (unless otherwise noted)

On May 19, 2020, Fannie Mae issued an update to Lender Letter LL-2020-03 and Lender Letter LL-2020-06, communicating updates to temporary policies previously announced. The policies in this Lender Letter are effective immediately and are effective until Fannie Mae provides further notice, unless otherwise stated.

Additions to Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2020-03 - Impact of COVID-19 on Originations:

  • Incorporated temporary guidance regarding the eligibility of borrowers in a COVID-19 forbearance, or who have recently ended their forbearance, and want to refinance or purchase a new home.
  • Added additional resources providing links to COVID-19 resources, such as prior selling and servicing lender letters and FAQs.

Updates to Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2020-06 - Selling Loans in Forbearance Due to COVID-19

  • Extended eligible note dates to June 30.2020 and delivery to August 31, 2020.
  • Clarified that loans in forbearance with an acceptable payment history are eligible for enforcement relief.
  • Added additional resources providing links to COVID-19 resources, such as prior selling and servicing lender letters and FAQs.

PFIs and Servicers of MPF XTRA must follow the relief policies and guidance issued by Fannie Mae, including the announcements below and by visiting Fannie Mae’s COVID-19 webpage.

In addition, PFIs and Servicers originating, delivering or servicing:

  • MPF Traditional (Conventional) loans must follow the policies and guidance recently issued by the MPF Program. Please visit the MPF Website to view recently published MPF Announcements.
  • MPF Government loans and MPF Government MBS loans, must follow policies and guidance issued by the applicable Government Agencies.
  • MPF Direct loans, must follow policies and guidance issued by the product’s investor, Redwood Trust.

To gain a full understanding of these topics, PFIs and Servicers should review the entire Fannie Mae Lender Letter plus any applicable Fannie Mae Guide chapters, forms, or exhibits noted in the announcement.


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