FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Bans Through September 30, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has extended its foreclosure and eviction ban through September 30, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has extended the eviction moratorium for properties acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions through September 30, 2021.

Landlords and tenants who are wondering if a federal eviction ban applies to their property should look up the property's address on both Fannie Mae's Renters' Resource Center and Freddie Mac's website (if the property is covered by either of these organizations, the FHA moratorium applies).

Other federal eviction bans currently in place include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's temporary ban on residential evictions and the Federal Housing Administration's foreclosure and eviction moratorium.

Many states and cities have also enacted emergency bans on evictions and other tenant protections due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Even if a federal moratorium does not apply, one of these might.

Effective date: June 3, 2021