HUD Publishes Notice of Mortgage and Foreclosure Rights of Servicemembers Under SCRA

March 26, 2007

SUMMARY:

This notice provides information regarding the homeowner notification requirement of section 106(c)(5) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides legal rights and protections that are applicable to the debts of servicemembers and their dependents. Notice is to be provided to all homeowners who are in default in order to inform them of mortgage and foreclosure rights available to them under the SCRA if they are servicemembers or dependents of servicemembers. HUD has developed, in consultation with the Departments of Defense and Treasury, a final disclosure form to be used by mortgagees for fulfilling this notice requirement. HUD made the form available on its website in July 2006, and the form is also attached as an appendix to this notice.


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