Amendment sought to allow bankruptcy courts to extend repayment periods; reduce excessive interest rates and fees; and to adjust the principal balance of the mortgage to a home's fair market value as necessary, in order to prevent foreclosure and to allow the VA, FHA, and RHS to take steps to facilitate mortgage modifications. The amendment is substantively identical to title I, subtitle A and sections 121-123 of subtitle B of H.R. 1106 (Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009), which passed the House on March 5, 2009.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 19 printed in House Report 111-370 to allow bankruptcy courts to extend repayment periods, reduce excessive interest rates and fees, and adjust the principal balance of the mortgage to a home's fair market value as necessary to prevent foreclosure and revised to allow the VA, FHA, and RHS to take steps to facilitate mortgage modifications. The amendment is substantively identical to title I, subtitle A and sections 121-123 of subtitle B of H.R. 1106 (Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009), which passed the House on March 5, 2009.

House Amendment Code:

(A018)

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