FHA’s Making Home Affordable Now Available

“On May 20, 2009, the President signed the “Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.”  This new law provides the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with additional loss mitigation authority to assist FHA mortgagors under the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA).  The MHA Program is designed to help homeowners retain their homes and to prevent the destructive impact of foreclosures on families and communities. 

One key component of MHA provides homeowners the opportunity to reduce their mortgage payments by the use of a loan modification through the Home Affordable Modification Program.  When initially introduced to the public, MHA excluded FHA insured mortgages, stating that FHA would develop its own standalone program.  This Mortgagee Letter announces a new FHA Loss Mitigation option, the FHA-Home Affordable Modification Program (FHA-HAMP).  FHA-HAMP will provide homeowners in default a greater opportunity to reduce their mortgage payments to a sustainable level.  This Mortgagee Letter is effective August 15, 2009…..”

Here is the full Mortgagee Letter http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/letters/mortgagee/