USDA: Foreclosure Moratorium Extended for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Maria
June 13, 2018
USDA is extending the moratorium on property foreclosures in the Presidentially Declared Disaster (PDD) areas impacted by Hurricane Maria. In light of the severity of the damage caused by the storm, the foreclosure moratorium will be extended until September 17, 2018.
This extension applies to new foreclosures as well as foreclosures already initiated. USDA guidance outlined in “Assistance in Natural Disasters” and located in Chapter 18, Section 4, 7 CFR 3555.307 of the SFHGLP Handbook requires an initial moratorium on foreclosure actions within a PDD for ninety days following the date of each PDD declaration. The extensions are intended to provide greater relief to homeowners in the PDD areas.
If you have any questions, please contact the USDA Rural Development Customer Service Center at (866) 550-5887 or the National Office at (202) 720-1452.
Customer Service Center
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division
USDA ITS Service Desk Support Center
For e-Authentication assistance
Phone: 800-457-3642, option 1 (USDA e-Authentication Issues)
Rural Development Help Desk
For GUS system, outage or functionality assistance
Phone: 800-457-3642, option 2 (USDA Applications); then option 2 (Rural Development)