Important Information Regarding Continuation of Business Operations Related to COVID-19
As it relates to COVID-19, FHA wants to assure its mortgagees and other interested stakeholders of its continued business operations in this evolving environment. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been prepared to address and provide answers to questions regarding the continuity of FHA's business operations and any possible impacts. The FAQs will be revised as needed and stakeholders are advised to regularly access them for updates.
On December 1, FHA INFO 2022-101 announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2022-20, 2023 Nationwide Forward Mortgage Limits, which provides the maximum mortgage limits for FHA-insured Title II forward mortgages, and Mortgagee Letter 2022-21, 2023 Nationwide Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Limits, which provides the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 maximum claim amount for FHA-insured traditional HECM, HECM for purchase, and HECM-to-HECM refinances.
On November 28, FHA INFO 2022-98 announced that the FHA granted two temporary partial waivers to its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loss mitigation policies. These waivers provide mortgagees with continued flexibility to help senior homeowners with HECMs who still experience significant financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Interagency COVID-19 Forbearance Fact Sheet for Consumers