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Circular 26-21-8 - April 15, 2021
Expanded Home Loan Eligibility Based on Certain National Guard Service
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Circular is to announce expanded eligibility for VA home loan benefits for certain members of the National Guard and to provide guidance on the process for obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

Circular 26-21-7 - March 26, 2021
Loan Repayment Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19
PURPOSE: Through this Circular, VA is providing an updated summary of the home retention options and alternatives to foreclosure that servicers should utilize to help borrowers affected by the pandemic. This guidance is necessary given the extended duration of the pandemic, recent Presidential actions, and developments in VA’s program.

Circular 26-21-5 - February 16, 2021
Extended Foreclosure and Eviction Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Circular is to extend foreclosure and eviction relief on properties secured by VA-guaranteed loans, including those previously secured by VA-guaranteed loans but currently in VA’s Real Estate Owned (REO) portfolio.

Circular 26-21-4 - February 16, 2021
Approving Forbearance Requests for Veterans Affected by COVID-19
PURPOSE: This Circular provides guidance for granting COVID-19 forbearance to Veterans who continue experiencing financial hardships, directly or indirectly, because of the pandemic.

Circular 26-21-3 - February 12, 2021
Certificate of Eligibility Enhancements to Streamline Income Verification
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Circular is to announce enhancements to the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for VA’s home loan guaranty program. These enhancements will enable lenders to expedite the loan origination process for certain Veterans who utilize their VA guaranteed loan benefits.

Circular 26-21-2 - January 29, 2021
Extended Foreclosure and Eviction Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Circular is to extend foreclosure and eviction relief on properties secured by VA-guaranteed loans, including those previously secured by VA-guaranteed loans but currently in VA’s Real Estate Owned (REO) portfolio, through March 31, 2021.

Circular 26-21-1 - January 8, 2021
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Announces 2021 Conforming Loan Limits
BACKGROUND: On November 24, 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the maximum conforming loan limits (CLL), also known as Freddie Mac CLL, for 2021. In VA’s program, the CLL can impact the entitlement calculation for some Veterans.

 

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