The Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015, which extends foreclosure protection for military homeowners, has been extended from the current 90-day period to a one-year period beginning in January 2018.
The foreclosure protection element of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) expired at the end of last year, but the extended protection will be retroactive when the bill is signed by President Obama. The legislation was backed by a coalition of veterans’ organizations and housing and financial services trade associations.
The SCRA’s extension provides important foreclosure protections to the brave men and women of our military who are transitioning back into civilian life. This is a vital homeownership tool that helps members of the military stay in their homes.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it received approximately 2,800 complaints from military personnel related to mortgages during 2015. The majority of these complaints were related to servicing issues, including loan modifications, collections and foreclosures.
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