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Statement of FHFA Deputy Director Sandra Thompson on New Loan Modification Offering for Delinquent Borrowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/14/2016

​"The new Flex Modification announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) today was designed based on lessons learned from crisis-era loan modification programs to help borrowers stay in their homes and avoid foreclosures whenever possible.  The Flex Modification also reflects input received over the course of extensive engagement with lenders, mortgage insurers, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders.  By avoiding the high costs associated with foreclosures, the Flex Modification will result in significant savings for the Enterprises and taxpayers.  And it will provide borrowers who face permanent hardships with a sustainable modification."

Additional Information:

Link to Fannie Mae Flex Modification News Release

Link to Freddie Mac Flex Modification News Release

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