The CARES Act provides protections to many homeowners who are going through a financial hardship because of the pandemic. The protections apply to all federally backed and federally sponsored mortgage loans, which includes FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac loans. Mortgages not covered by the CARES Act may also provide similar forbearance options. Homeowners must request forbearance from their mortgage servicer.
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