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Coronavirus relief continues for housing and student loans

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As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, so does its financial impact. For people who need help with rent or mortgage payments, or have student loans, there may be some good news about the federal relief response.

Renters — The temporary stop on evictions for certain renters now ended on August 26, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information on who was eligible and the required steps. 

Homeowners — If you’re struggling to make your federally backed mortgage payments because of the pandemic, payment forbearance may still be available, and the pause on foreclosures runs through at least March 31, 2021. The Federal Housing Finance Agency tells you how to find out if your mortgage is federally backed. Contact your mortgage servicer to find out what other help is available to you.

Student Loan Borrowers — For those federal student loans that are covered, the U.S. Department of Education has automatically paused payments through January 31, 2022.

Remember that scammers are paying attention to this news and may try to take advantage of you. Here are some ways to protect yourself:

If you spot a scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc.gov

Note: Updated August 24, 2021 with the federal student loan flexibility date and on September 2, 2021 eviction moratorium end date.

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Thank you for the information. I am forwarding to my fb, Twitter, Instagram accounts for the ones who have power. or can help ones in need.
Sherrie Dallas, Texas

my comment is i dont know how to find out what happens to the person that recieved stimulus checks on my grandkids i have had since 2020. turbo taxes is saying im gonna get the money for the kids on my 2020 return but my son already recieved it

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