COVID-19: Should mortgagees offer impacted borrowers the COVID-19 Forbearance if they are unemployed due to the pandemic, or the standard Special Forbearance for Unemployment?

If requested by the borrower, Mortgagees must offer the COVID-19 Loss Mitigation Options to all borrowers who have been experiencing a financial hardship adversely impacting their ability to make on-time mortgage payments due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 National Emergency.

Mortgagees may approve eligible Borrowers requests for a COVID-19 Forbearance no later than February 28, 2021
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All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-05459