Supreme Court to Consider Whether FDCPA Applies to Nonjudicial Foreclosures
January 7, 2019. In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether federal debt collection laws apply to nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings.
Mississippi Hardest Hit Fund Reopened
January 31, 2018. The Mississippi Hardest Hit Fund program, called Home Saver, stopped accepting applications in May 2017, but has since reopened.
Connecticut’s Foreclosure Mediation Program Could Become Permanent
April 9, 2018. H.B 5495 would eliminate the sunset date for Connecticut's foreclosure mediation program.
Dodd-Frank Amendments Restore the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009
June 23, 2018. A recently-passed law reinstates the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA), which was previously in effect from 2009 through 2014.
HARP Extended Through December 31, 2018
October 2, 2017. The HARP program is scheduled to end on December 31, 2018.
120-Day Rule: Applicable to Breaches Other Than Non-Payment
October 31, 2017. The 120-day foreclosure restriction under federal law applies in the case of a non-payment related breach of the mortgage contract.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Halt Foreclosure Evictions for the Holidays
December 11, 2017. Foreclosed homeowners won't be evicted from their homes over the holidays. Also, foreclosure sales won’t go forward in hurricane-affected areas during this time.