Foreclosure Aid Programs Extended


The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it would extend it’s participation in the Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) through the end of 2016.

These programs have provided critically important relief for many borrowers by allowing them to lower their monthly payments and as a result, have prevented many foreclosures. said Mel Watt, FHFA director. FHFA is regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Under HARP, homeowners who have loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac can refinance at lower interest rates, even if their home has lost value. HAMP, on the other hand, provides incentives for lenders to alter mortgage terms of borrowers in order to make the loans affordable.

HAMP and HARP were started after the housing crises to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. While the number is lessening, Watt estimates that about 600,000 borrowers could still be helped by HARP. These programs are not meant to be permanent programs and this would be the final extension for HAMP and likely for HARP too.

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