Hurricane Katrina Information and Resources for Mortgage Industry Professionals

September 15, 2005

HUD / Ginnie Mae / VA /Rural Housing Service


  • Visit: HUD's Homepage or FEMA for the latest Hurricane Katrina Information. For additional information for lenders and housing counselors on disaster areas, please visit HUD's Presdentially declared disaster page. More...
  • HUD Establishes Single Toll-free Housing Hotline (1-888-297-8685) To Help Disaster Victims With All Housing Concerns -- Assistance available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.CDT, seven days a week
  • HUD Mortgagee Letter 2005-33: Underwriting and Servicing Policies to Assist Victims of Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas
  • 203(h) Insured Mortgage for Disaster Victims
    The Section 203(h) program allows FHA to insure mortgages made by qualified lenders to victims of a major disaster who have lost their homes and are in the process of rebuilding or buying another home. More...

Ginnie Mae

  • APM 05-18: Ginnie Mae Warns of a Temporary Delay in Delivery of Security Holder Checks as a Result of Hurricane Katrina
  • APM 05-16: Ginnie Mae's Expands Targeted Lending Initiative for Loans in Disaster Areas caused by Hurricane Katrina
  • APM 05-15: Forbearance for Loans in Areas Declared a Disaster by President Bush Due to Severe Damage caused by Hurricane Katrina

Veterans Administration:

Rural Housing Service:

Freddie Mac

Fannie Mae

  • Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae Foundation Join Relief Efforts to Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina, August 31, 2005
    Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae Foundation today announced that they are joining relief efforts by providing financial assistance to the victims and families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
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  • Fannie Mae Announces Mortgage Relief for Hurricane Katrina Victims, August 29, 2005
    Lenders will now have more flexibility to handle insurance disbursements in wake of disasters. *last-change*
    Read More

Federal Emergency Management Agency's

Internal Revenue Service

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Reserve

Joint Agency Release

National Credit Union Administration


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