Posts tagged HAMP
What is Forbearance?

Mortgage forbearance is a payment relief option offered in many mortgage modification programs that involves the temporary delay or suspension of monthly mortgage payments for an agreed upon amount of time. In some cases, it can be a temporary reduction of the loan’s principal amount.  

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What is the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)?

The Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, was a U.S. government program designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by reducing their monthly mortgage payments. The program, which began in 2009 and expired on December 31st, 2016, was specifically implemented after the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, in order to help struggling homeowners keep their homes.

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