Alerts

FEMA Declared Disaster Mississippi FEMA Alert April 16, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Mississippi affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that took place April 12, 2020. The following counties are eligible for assistance: Individual/Public Assistance Covington Jefferson Davis Jones News Release: President...

VA: Circular 26-20-14: Appraisal Review Requirements and Instructions Investor Update April 14, 2020 Source: VA New Appraisal Review Requirements and Instructions Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Appraisal Management Service for the Lender Appraisal Processing Program and the Servicer Appraisal Processing Program Staff Appraisal Reviewers 1. Purpose. The purpose of this Circular is...

FHA Single Family Housing COVID-19 Q&A Updated 5/11/20: HUD has enhanced its COVID-19 FAQ resource to include expanded guidance for a variety of categories related to lending/servicing. FHA Resource Center Bulletin Board Updated 4/14/20: HUD updated its COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource for single family housing stakeholders. Full FAQ Latest additions: Page...

Tornadoes Decimate Homes in Deep South Disaster Alert April 12, 2020 Source: FOX News Additional Resources: Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (State of Emergency: Severe Weather) Office of Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards (Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency Following Sunday’s Severe Weather, Tornadoes) Office of Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (State of...

FEMA Declared Disaster Wyoming FEMA Alert April 11, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Wyoming affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing. Areas approved for Public Assistance: 23 Counties (Statewide) Wyoming COVID-19 Pandemic (DR-4535)   Additional Resources FEMA’s web site FEMA’s...

FEMA Issues “Disaster Financial Management Guide” Today, FEMA released the “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support jurisdictions in establishing and implementing sound disaster financial management practices, which are critical for successful response and recovery. The guide identifies the capabilities and activities necessary to prepare and successfully implement...

Maine Law to Allow Mortgagees to Enter Vacant Properties Legislation Update April 10, 2020 Source: Maine Legislature (LD 1963/HP 1407 Information) Additional Resource: LD 1963/HP 1407 Full Text Text Excerpt (Section 5): 5.  Entry by mortgagee.   Upon the issuance of an order of abandonment under subsection 3, the mortgagee or its mortgage servicer or designee...

FEMA Declared Disaster Idaho FEMA Alert April 9, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Idaho affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing. Areas approved for Public Assistance: 44 Counties (Statewide) Idaho COVID-19 Pandemic (DR-4534)   Additional Resources FEMA’s web site FEMA’s...

FEMA Declared Disaster Alaska FEMA Alert April 9, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Alaska affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing. Areas approved for Public Assistance: 29 County-Equivalents (Statewide) Alaska COVID-19 Pandemic (DR-4533)   Additional Resources FEMA’s web site FEMA’s...

FEMA Declared Disaster Vermont FEMA Alert April 8, 2020 FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Vermont affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing. Areas approved for Public Assistance: 14 Counties (Statewide) Vermont COVID-19 Pandemic (DR-4532)   Additional Resources FEMA’s web site FEMA’s...