As states begin the process of re-opening businesses shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alston & Bird has launched a 50-State Opening Orders Tracker to summarize guidance on the resumption of business activities. We hope that you will find the tracker valuable.
A&B Abstract: On April 23, 2020, the attorneys general of 33 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (the “Attorneys General”) sent two letters, one to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) and the other to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD” and collectively with FHFA, the “Agencies”), respectively, noting that […]
A&B Abstract: On March 24, 2020, Delaware Governor, John Carney, issued a Sixth Modification (the “Order”) to the Declaration of a State of Emergency (the “State of Emergency”) initially issued on March 12, 2020. The Order addresses a number of issues that impact residential mortgage loan servicers, including restrictions on residential foreclosures and evictions and […]
A&B ABstract: On April 27, the FHFA provided clarification on the repayment of mortgage loan forbearance granted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FHFA Announcement On April 27, Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) Director Mark Calabria clarified that borrowers who have a GSE-backed mortgage will not be required to make a lump sum repayment at […]
A&B ABstract: A new Federal Housing Finance Agency policy brings clarity for mortgage servicers’ liquidity needs and provides a cap on servicer advancing obligations during the coronavirus pandemic. FHFA Clarification On April 21, 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it was aligning Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s policies so that servicers of Fannie […]