CFPB, housing agencies launch website to help mortgage borrowers, renters affected by coronavirus crisis

A website to provide mortgage and housing assistance to homeowners and renters facing difficulties amid the coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic was launched jointly Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and federal housing agencies.

The CFPB, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said the website consolidates the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) mortgage relief, protections for renters, resources for additional help, and information on how to avoid COVID-19 related scams.

The website also provides lookup tools for homeowners to determine if their mortgage is federally backed, and for renters to find out if their rental unit is financed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA, housed within HUD), Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac.

Mortgage/housing assistance website

CFPB release