SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

December 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Freddie Mac Announces Holiday Eviction Moratorium Between December 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2015) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced a nationwide suspension of eviction lock-outs between December 18, 2015, and January 3, 2016. The moratorium applies to all foreclosed occupied single family homes and 2-4 unit properties that had Freddie Mac owned-or guaranteed mortgages.

Freddie Mac Quote:

Attribute to Chris Bowden, Senior Vice President of REO at Freddie Mac.

"Today's announcement is intended to provide a greater measure of certainty to families during the upcoming holiday season. We also strongly urge homeowners who are facing financial challenges and possible foreclosures to explore Freddie Mac's workout options with their mortgage servicers. They do help and have prevented more than 1.1 million foreclosures since 2009."

News Facts:

  • The holiday suspension will apply to eviction lockouts on Freddie Mac-owned REO homes but will not affect other pre- or post-foreclosure activities.
  • Companies managing local evictions for Freddie Mac may continue to file documentation as needed during the suspension period.
  • Freddie Mac has helped more than 1.1 million financially troubled borrowers avoid foreclosure. For more information on Freddie Mac mortgage relief, visit My Home by Freddie Mac(SM). 

Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog FreddieMac.com/blog.