• MPF Xtra
  • December 22, 2020

MPF Announcement 2020-85

Impact of COVID-19 on MPF Xtra Servicing

Effective Date: Immediately (unless otherwise noted)

On December 9, 2020 Fannie Mae issued updates to Lender Letter LL-2020-02, which communicated updates to temporary policies previously announced, to enable Servicers to better assist Borrowers impacted by COVID-19. The policies in the Lender Letter are effective immediately and are effective until Fannie Mae provides further notice, unless otherwise stated.

Updates to Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2020-02- Impact of COVID-19 on Servicing

  • Incorporated a temporary mortgage insurance (MI) termination policy to waive certain payment history requirements for borrowers who have experienced a financial hardship related to COVID-19. (This policy change is effective for Borrower-initiated requests for termination initiated through Fannie Mae’s servicing solutions system on or after March 1, 2021.)
  • Extended the suspension of foreclosure-related activities through January 31, 2021. During the period of the extension, Servicers may not, except with respect to a vacant or abandoned property, initiate any judicial or non-judicial foreclosure process, move for a foreclosure judgment or order of sale, or execute a foreclosure sale.

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, Servicers should review the entire Fannie Mae Lender Letter plus any applicable Fannie Mae Servicing Guide chapters, forms, or exhibits noted in the announcement.

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