The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points to 5.22% of servicers’ portfolio volume as of Feb. 14 compared to 5.29% the prior week. MBA estimates 2.6 million homeowners remain in forbearance plans.
The Mortgage Bankers Association, in a letter last week to the Federal Reserve, offered recommendations on how the Fed could improve the Community Reinvestment Act to improve credit access and more effectively meet the needs of low- and moderate-income communities.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency last week released the 2021 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Common Securitization Solutions. The 2021 Scorecard aligns the 2019 Strategic Plan with the Enterprises’ tactical priorities and operations, serving as an essential tool to hold the Enterprises accountable.
The Biden Administration yesterday announced a coordinated extension and expansion of forbearance and foreclosure relief programs. The programs, set to expire at the end of March, have now been extended through June 30.