If an HFA notifies the servicer that a borrower has been approved for HFA assistance under unemployment mortgage assistance or a reinstatement program, the servicer must not refer the mortgage loan to foreclosure or conduct a scheduled foreclosure sale for 45 days.
The servicer may extend the suspension of foreclosure actions beyond 45 days, as necessary, to facilitate the processing of HHF program assistance, provided that
it continues to validate with the HFA that the borrower’s status has not changed,
the action is in compliance with its agreement with the HFA, and
it obtains Fannie Mae’s prior approval for any suspension beyond 60 days.
For additional information, see E-3.4-01, Suspending Foreclosure Proceedings for Workout Negotiations and D2-3.1-05, Interacting with Housing Finance Agencies and Hardest Hit Fund Programs.