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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) undertook an extensive evaluation to determine whether to implement a Principal Reduction Modification program for seriously delinquent, underwater borrowers whose loans are owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). FHFA’s objective was to develop a program that helped targeted borrowers avoid foreclosure while also adhering to FHFA’s mandate to preserve and conserve the assets of the Enterprises.
Your loan must be owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and meet basic criteria.
Internal Revenue Service Guidance on Tax Treatment of Principal Reduction Modifications (Notice 2016-72) (12/5/2016)
Principal Reduction Modification Borrower Event Handout (8/2/2016)
Principal Reduction Modification FAQs for Congressional Staff (7/11/2016)
Principal Reduction Modification FAQs for Housing Counselors (7/11/2016)
Principal Reduction Modification General FAQs (4/14/2016 revised 12/5/2016)
Principal Reduction Modification Heatmap
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News Release: FHFA Announces Principal Reduction Modification Program and Further Enhancements to Non-Performing Loan Sales Requirements (4/14/2016)
FHFA's Analysis of a Principal Reduction Modification Program and Enhanced Non-Performing Loan Sales Requirements (4/14/2016)
Fact Sheet: Principal Reduction Modification (4/14/2016)
FHFA Blog: FHFA Launches Map of Potentially Eligible Borrowers for Principal Reduction Modification (7/11/2016)
FHFA Blog: A Message to Borrowers Struggling With Mortgage Debt: Check Your Mail! (10/4/2016)
Did you receive a Solicitation Letter in the mail from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac? If so, you may be eligible for Principle Reduction Modification.
Principal Reduction Servicer FAQs
Principal Reduction Modification FAQs
FHFA's 2012 Analyses of Principal Reduction
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