• MPF Xtra
  • January 26, 2021

MPF Announcement 2021-05

Impact of COVID-19 on MPF Xtra Servicing

Effective Date: Immediately (unless otherwise noted)

Fannie Mae updated the Impact of COVID-19 on Servicing Lender Letter (formerly LL-2020-02, now LL-2021-02), communicating updates to temporary policies previously announced. The policies in the Lender Letters are effective immediately and are effective until Fannie Mae provides further notice, unless otherwise stated.

Updates to Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2021-02 (formerly LL-2020-02) - Impact of COVID-19 on Servicing

  • Extended the suspension of foreclosure-related activities through February 28, 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.
  • Reorganized the content, with the policy impacted by an explicit expiration date showing first, and removed the following policies that have been superseded:
    • Sending a payment reminder notice.
    • Reference to the post-disaster forbearance mortgage loan modifications when evaluating a borrower for a workout option after a forbearance plan.

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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