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Washington, D.C. – To increase awareness of available tenant protections, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that multifamily property owners with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) who enter into a new or modified forbearance agreement must inform tenants in writing about tenant protections during the multifamily property owner's forbearance and repayment periods.
Landlords with Enterprise-backed mortgages can enter new, or if qualified, modified forbearance if they experienced or continue to experience a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency. While in forbearance, the property owners must agree not to evict tenants solely for the nonpayment of rent. FHFA previously announced additional tenant protections that apply during the repayment periods. These protections include:
“Landlords in forbearance must notify their tenants that they cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent due to the pandemic," said Director Mark Calabria. “If tenants are able to pay their rent, they should continue to do so."
In addition to the tenant notification, the Enterprises are also improving their online multifamily property loan look-up tools by putting the tenant protections on the look-up tools' landing page and by making it easier for tenants to find out if the multifamily property in which they reside has an Enterprise-backed mortgage.
FHFA will continue to monitor the coronavirus' impact on tenants, borrowers, and the mortgage market and update policies as needed. To better understand the protections and assistance the government is offering, please visit the joint Department of Housing and Urban Development, FHFA, and CFPB website at
Media: Raffi Williams Raffi.Williams@FHFA.gov
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