Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Number of Permanent Modifications Nearly Doubles In January Over Previous Month

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released January data for the Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), demonstrating that the number of homeowners receiving immediate relief and converting to permanent modifications continues to rise. More than 116,000 homeowners now have permanent modifications, nearly doubling the number from December, which also marked record progress. An additional 76,000 permanent modifications have been offered, and are waiting only for the borrower’s signature. In total, Over 1 million homeowners have started trial modifications and nearly 1.3 million offers for trial modifications have been extended to homeowners.

“With nearly one million homeowners paying less each month and the number of permanent modifications steadily rising, HAMP is doing the job it was designed to do," said Phyllis Caldwell, Chief of Treasury’s Homeownership Preservation Office. “Struggling families are receiving payment relief and the housing market is showing signs of stabilization.”

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Source: HUD No.10-041


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