Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today that it will issue an eviction moratorium for the holidays, as it has done in previous years. The company will suspend evictions of foreclosed single family and 2-4 unit properties from December 18, 2013 through and including January 3, 2014. For this period, legal and administrative proceedings for evictions may continue, but families living in foreclosed properties will be allowed to remain in the home.
“The holiday season is meant for quality time with family and we want to relieve anyone of the anxiety of leaving their home during this season,” said Terry Edwards, Chief Operating Officer for Fannie Mae. “We encourage any homeowner who is having difficulty making their mortgage payment to reach out for help right away. Fannie Mae will continue to help borrowers avoid foreclosure whenever possible.”
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced a nationwide suspension of eviction lock-outs between December 18, 2013 and January 3, 2014. The moratorium applies to all foreclosed occupied single family homes and 2-4 unit properties that had Freddie Mac owned-or guaranteed mortgages.