MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2017) - Freddie Mac (
Freddie Mac's disaster relief options will be available to borrowers with homes in presidentially-declared Major Disaster Areas where federal Individual Assistance programs are made available to affected individuals and households. Until then, servicers may leverage Freddie Mac's forbearance programs to provide immediate mortgage relief to borrowers affected by the storm.
"Freddie Mac is monitoring the approach of Hurricane Irma. We stand ready to work with the nation's servicers to ensure that mortgage relief is made available to homeowners who may be affected," said Yvette Gilmore, Freddie Mac's Vice President of Single-Family Servicer Performance Management. "If the storm impacts states and U.S. territories, we will instruct servicers to work with borrowers who have mortgages owned or guaranteed by Freddie Mac to provide up to 12 months of forbearance."
Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since our creation by Congress in 1970, we've made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide. We are building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders and taxpayers. Learn more at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog.