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Highlight Updates Freddie Mac Post-forbearance options

Significant Law Change

For borrowers with COVID-19 hardships that are exiting forbearance, Freddie Mac has developed options to address the unpaid amounts beyond making a lump sum payment. While Freddie Mac includes payment of a lump sum as one possible means of addressing forborne payments, its regulator has said that a servicer cannot require a lump sum payment at the end of forbearance.75 Freddie Mac provides a menu of alternatives that hinge on whether the borrower can resume making their pre-forbearance mortgage payment.