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PANDEMIC RELIEF EFFORTS

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Pandemic. In a mere 21 days the world has changed for everyone, for some more than others. In some states the Pandemic is in the surge stage and is reaching the apex of the curve. Hopefully, the curve will soon begin to decline. In other states the acceleration phase is just getting started. Right now your primary concern is just getting through the crisis. After […]

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FEMA EXTENDS GRACE PERIOD FOR FLOOD INSURANCE RENEWALS

On March 29, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that due to COVID-19 pandemic it is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13, 2020 to June 15, 2020. To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption […]

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CRA CONSIDERATIONS FOR CORONAVIRUS ACTIVITIES

On March 19, 2020 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the agencies) issued a joint statement of policy regarding CRA Considerations for Coronavirus Activities. The Agencies recognize the potential for Coronavirus Disease (also referred to as COVID-19) to adversely affect the customers and operations of financial institutions. The agencies recognize that such efforts—when […]

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HUD AND FHFA SUSPEND FORECLOSURES AND EVICTIONS

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to suspend foreclosure and evictions for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days.  Similarly, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days for homeowners with an Enterprise-backed single-family mortgage. These actions are in response to […]

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AGENCIES CONTINUE TO ISSUE COVID-19 RESOURCES

As the status of the pandemic changes, banking agencies are continuing to release guidance and resources to help financial institutions meet the needs of consumers while operating in a safe and sound manner. We will do our best to keep you informed as information is released. In a previous post, we provided you with guidance from the OCC and FDIC encouraging banks to work with customers affected by COVID-19. Below are additional resources that were […]

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