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Volume 11 - Number 16

August 10, 2018

USDA Centralizes Single-Family-Loan Foreclosure Processes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is placing all single-family foreclosure processes under one roof and under one team. A comprehensive plan is being implemented to centralize all foreclosure functions to make them more effective, efficient and focused on customers, the agency said. Part of the plan is to consolidate individual state private-attorney agreements into a single contract across the single-family portfolio. USDA sees the state-by-state PA contracts as “bridge agreements” to a larger procurement award that allows foreclosure services to be conducted on a nationwide basis, said Joel Baxley, administrator of the USDA Rural Housing Service. Baxley said foreclosure resolutions are taking too long and are costly due to backlogs, which, in turn, results in unnecessary losses to the government. Streamlining the process and developing one foreclosure and ...

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