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Guide Bulletin 2014-11 Introduces the MyCity Modification

June 18, 2014

In Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide) Bulletin 2014-11, we’re introducing the Freddie Mac MyCity Modification, a temporary offering within the city of Detroit, Michigan, to assist struggling homeowners by providing a loan modification option that may offer significant payment relief. Our goal is to help provide eligible borrowers with more affordable terms so they can stay in their homes.

Only Servicers with loans in the eligible Detroit ZIP codes, or those who may acquire servicing of applicable loans in those ZIP codes in the near future, will be impacted by the requirements described in Guide Bulletin 2014-11 related to the MyCity Modification. These specific ZIP codes are listed in today’s Guide Bulletin.  Servicers must follow the MyCity Modification guidelines and submit their recommendations for borrowers on and after September 1, 2014.


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