FHFA, GSEs Offer Payment Deferral as Repayment Option for COVID-19 Forbearance Plans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will employ a new payment deferral option allowing borrowers in COVID-19 related forbearance, who are able to return to making their normal monthly mortgage payment, the ability to repay their missed payments at the time the home is sold, refinanced, or at maturity.