Here it Comes.....Fannie's Version of HAFA!

Managing Real Estate Broker with Real Estate America

Fannie Mae announced on Tuesday its own version of the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) program to apply to all conventional mortgages held in Fannie's portfolio, that are part of a qualified mortgage-backed security (MBS) pool, or are part of a shared-risk security pool marketed by Fannie Mae. The program will take effect on August 1, 2010 and will terminate on December 31, 2012. Like the Treasury's HAFA program, it is designed to further help those that were eligible for -but have failed to complete- a modification under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). In other words, the borrower must first be considered for a HAMP workout.

The latest in a string of loan workouts created to assist borrowers in avoiding foreclosure, Fannie Mae's HAFA program offers incentives to borrowers and lenders to successfully execute short sales or deeds in lieu of foreclosure (DIL). The cash incentives for completed HAFA transactions include $3,000 for the borrower, $2,200 for short sales and $1,200 for a deed-in-lieu agreement to the servicer. The Treasury's HAFA only offers servicers and investors $1,000 each. It's not clear to me if the Fannie Mae HAFA program offers an incentive for the loan investor. 

In addition, Fannie Mae will offer a deed for lease program (D4L), which will allow some borrowers stay in their home as renters. The borrower will be able to stay in their homes as renters  and must be able to sustain a 31% rent-to-income ratio.

Any other details I have neglected to mention, please comment. I think this is pretty exciting stuff, not to mention long-awaited.

If you have a Fannie Mae loan and are suffering a hardship....divorce, job loss, job relocation, an increase in expenses, reduction in income, your mortgage is upside down and you don't know what to do- Please give me a call or visit my site at or http://SacAreaShortSales.Info.

If you don't have a Fannie Mae loan and you'd like to know if you qualify for the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative, there is a link on my site that will determine your eligibility (top right-hand side of the home page.) 


Comments (1)

Elise Fay


I have a short sale that is with Navy Federal CU and we were turned down for a short sale (ist time 8 mos ago.) because it is a Shared Risk Loan.  I thought the 2nd time would be a charm because of the new guidelines, but they have just rejected it again.  It is a shared risk loan with Fannie.

I did not specify that I wanted to proceed with the Fannie Mae HAFA program but maybe I should have.  Do you think that this shared risk will qualify for this program?  I know that they do not have to be on board until Aug. 1st and the foreclosure date has just been postponed until 8/16.

I am just a bit confused about the Shared Risk Loans.  Do you have any knowledge on this that you can share with me?  Will they entertain a Fannie Hafa short sale or is it just worth it to them to foreclose?  I am not sure how to proceed.

Thank you for your time.

Elise Fay


Jul 06, 2010 05:20 AM