Making Home Affordable Program Servicer Performance Report Through March 2010

Funny how Washington reports “HAMP represent a cumulative savings of more than $3 billion” when the NY Times reports “Defaults Rise in Loan Modification Program”

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development today released March data for the Administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). As of the end of the month, more than 1.4 million homeowners received offers for trial modifications, and more than 1.1 million borrowers were receiving a median savings of $500 each month. Permanent modifications have been granted to more than 230,000 homeowners, and an additional 108,000 permanent modifications have been approved by servicers and are pending only borrower acceptance. Homeowners’ lower monthly mortgage payments under HAMP represent a cumulative savings of more than $3 billion.

NY TIMES – The number of homeowners who defaulted on their mortgages even after securing cheaper terms through the government’s modification program nearly doubled in March, continuing a trend that could undermine the entire program.

2,879 modified loans had been ended since the program’s inception in the fall, up from 1,499 in February and 1,005 in January.

The Treasury Department said it could not explain the growing number of what it called cancellations, almost all of which were apparently prompted by the borrower’s being unable to make the new payment. A scant number — 37 — were because the loan had been paid off, presumably because the borrower sold the house.

About seven million households are behind on their mortgage payments.


Making Home Affordable Program Servicer Performance Report Through March 2010
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One Response to “Making Home Affordable Program Servicer Performance Report Through March 2010”
  1. pj says:

    Nice fancy charts,but clearly unemployment is driving the next tsunami of foreclosures…There needs to be a moratorium on foreclosures put in place immediately… also suggest that anyone over 45 that has worked for 20 plus years and is out of work and/or facing a permanent downgrade in income should start to receive their Social Security benefits now. Radical idea but it would keep people in their homes… it would not be a bail out it would be a pay-out of money that these people how already put into the system.. which by the time they reach retirement age will be long gone.Instead of bailing out the banks give the people back their money!

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