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12 CFR--PART 1024

View Printed Federal Register page 78 FR 10887 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published February 14, 2013, in 78 FR 10887

Effective Dates: January 10, 2014

21. Appendix MS-4 is added to part 1024 to read as follows:

Appendix MS-4—Model Clauses for the Written Early Intervention Notice

MS-4(A)—Statement Encouraging the Borrower To Contact the Servicer and Additional Information About Loss Mitigation Options (§1024.39(b)(2)(i), (ii) and (iv))

Call us today to learn more about your options and instructions for how to apply. [The longer you wait, or the further you fall behind on your payments, the harder it will be to find a solution.]

[Servicer Name]

[Servicer Address]

[Servicer Telephone Number]

[For more information, visit [Servicer Web site] [and][or] [Email Address]].

MS-4(B)—Available Loss Mitigation Options (§1024.39(b)(2)(iii))

[If you need help, the following options may be possible (most are subject to lender approval):]

  [Refinance your loan with us or another lender;]

  [Modify your loan terms with us;]

  [Payment forbearance temporarily gives you more time to pay your monthly payment;] [or]

  [If you are not able to continue paying your mortgage, your best option may be to find more affordable housing. As an alternative to foreclosure, you may be able to sell your home and use the proceeds to pay off your current loan.]

MS-4(C)—Housing Counselors (§1024.39(b)(2)(v))

For help exploring your options, the Federal government provides contact information for housing counselors, which you can access by contacting [the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at [Bureau Housing Counselor List Web site]] [the Department of Housing and Urban Development at [HUD Housing Counselor List Web site]] or by calling [HUD Housing Counselor List Telephone Number].

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