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HUD Acts to Help American Families Following Terrorist Attacks

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken an active role in helping our nation recover following the events of September 11, 2001. This includes quick action to protect families of the victims - including those whose economic livelihoods were directly affected - from losing their homes.

The Department has put together helpful Questions and Answers for both families and mortgage lenders. The relief options for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loans described in the following links refer to any FHA-insured homeowner affected by the events of September 11.

  • Questions and answers for FHA-insured homeowners (http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/faqs/qaho01-21.cfm)
  • Questions and answers for lenders (http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/faqs/qa_ml01-21.cfm)

In addition, HUD and the Department of Defense have invoked The Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act of 1940, which provides mortgage relief for all reservists and National Guard members called to active duty, whether or not their mortgage is insured by FHA.

  • Soldiers' & Sailors' Act - Q & A for homeowners (http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/faqs/qasscra1.cfm)
  • Soldiers' & Sailors' Act - Q & A for lenders (http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/faqs/qasscra2.cfm)
  • Text of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title50a/50a_10_1_.html)

HUD also has activated a toll-free number for servicemen and women with questions concerning their mortgage. For more information, call 1 (877)-622-8525 weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Content Archived: March 07, 2011

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