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Federal housing protections have ended – Learn how to avoid foreclosure and eviction

CFPB: “Some important federal protections put in place to protect homeowners from foreclosure and renters from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic ended on July 31. If you are having trouble making your rent or mortgage payments, it’s important to take action to prevent foreclosure or eviction. Help for renters – As a renter—or a landlord—you can apply to a state or local program for money from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. This money can cover back rent, including utilities, that came due during the COVID-19 pandemic. Money may also be available to cover moving costs…”

See also the Washington Post: “The federal ban on foreclosures expired Saturday, but 1.8 million homeowners are still in forbearance — a provision that allowed those with federally backed mortgages facing covid-related hardships to defer their monthly payments…”

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