Common questions

What is the homeowner relief program?

What is the homeowner relief program?

The USDA Covid-19 Special Relief Measure will reduce the monthly mortgage principal and interest payments by up to 20% for eligible borrowers. There’s also assistance available to cover past-due mortgage payments and any related fees.

What can I do if I can’t afford my mortgage?

Some options that your servicer might make available include:

  1. Refinance.
  2. Get a loan modification.
  3. Work out a repayment plan.
  4. Get forbearance.
  5. Short-sell your home.
  6. Give your home back to your lender through a “deed-in-lieu of foreclosure”

Is the mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act extended?

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act 20, 2019. The act extended this mortgage forgiveness debt relief through Dec. 31, 2020. Congress extended it once again via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, this time through 2025, though with some changes.

How do you qualify for mortgage forgiveness?

Any discharge of qualified principal resident indebtedness income from a discharge of qualified principal resident indebtedness that occurred on or after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2015, which is excluded for federal purposes. The debt may be required to be included in the taxpayer’s California income.

Do I have to pay my mortgage during Covid?

Homeowners who receive COVID hardship forbearance are not required to repay their paused payments in a lump sum once the forbearance period ends. You can talk with your mortgage servicer, or start with a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, to discuss a repayment plan that works for your situation.

Is the Mortgage Debt Relief Act still in effect?

When does the mi mortgage relief partnership end?

Below is a list of banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies participating in the Mi Mortgage Relief Partnership to provide mortgage relief and financial protections to impacted homeowners who contact their lenders or mortgage companies by December 31, 2021.

Why is Michigan working with DIFs and mimortgage?

Michigan’s financial institutions have been working hard to assist their customers throughout the pandemic, and this extended partnership encourages uniformity in available options for consumers in need of assistance, regardless of financial institution.

What to do if you are in financial hardship in Michigan?

Contact your lender today to ask for forbearance or other assistance. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services has compiled a list of resources to help Michiganders experiencing financial hardship. These programs may be able to help you adjust other household finances to make ends meet.

How to get relief from covid-19 in Michigan?

Michigan borrowers experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 are encouraged to reach out directly to their financial institution to learn the details of the relief options available to them. Borrowers are encouraged to reach out before their loan becomes delinquent.

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