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How Is the VA Forecloser Moriatium supposed to work?

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How Is the VA Forecloser Moriatium supposed to work?

The Veterans Affairs Servicing Purchase (VASP) program, launched by Veterans Affairs (VA) on May 31, 2024, designed to help veterans facing severe financial hardship avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. Here's how the VASP program works in practice:

Program Overview

VASP is a last-resort tool within the VA's suite of home retention options. It allows the VA to purchase defaulted VA loans from mortgage servicers, modify them, and then place them in the VA-owned portfolio as direct loans. This allows the VA to work directly with eligible veterans to adjust their loans and monthly payments, ensuring they can keep their homes[2][6].

Eligibility and Process

  1. Identification and Submission: Veterans do not apply directly for VASP. Instead, mortgage servicers identify eligible borrowers based on a review of all available home retention options and qualifying criteria. Servicers then submit requests on behalf of veterans[2][4].
  2. Loan Modification: Once a loan is identified for VASP, the servicer modifies the loan terms to make it more affordable. This typically involves setting a fixed interest rate of 2.5% and extending the loan term to 30-40 years[5][6].
  3. Purchase by VA: After modification, the VA purchases the loan from the servicer. The loan is then placed in the VA-owned portfolio, allowing the VA to manage the loan directly and provide consistent, affordable payments for the remainder of the loan term[2][6].

Implementation Timeline

  • Initial Submissions: Servicers can begin submitting VASP requests starting May 31, 2024.
  • Full Implementation: Servicers must fully implement VASP by October 1, 2024. This timeline allows servicers to familiarize themselves with the process and address any technical challenges[1][4].

Foreclosure Moratorium

To support the transition to VASP, the VA has called for a targeted pause on foreclosures through December 31, 2024. This moratorium gives servicers time to implement VASP and ensures that veterans receive the necessary support to avoid foreclosure[4][10].

Challenges and Concerns

Despite the program's potential benefits, there are concerns about the readiness of servicers to implement VASP by the mandatory compliance date. Trade groups have requested an extension of the compliance deadline to ensure that servicers can effectively adjust their operations and provide timely relief to veterans[3][5].


The VASP program represents a significant effort by the VA to prevent foreclosures and support veterans facing financial hardship. By purchasing and modifying defaulted loans, the VA aims to provide veterans with affordable payment options and help them retain their homes. However, the program's success will depend on the timely and effective implementation by mortgage servicers and ongoing support from the VA.


  1. https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/documents/docs/newsletter/valeri-special-announcement-20240419-vasp-training.pdf
  2. https://news.va.gov/press-room/va-servicing-purchase-program-avoid-foreclosure/
  3. https://www.housingwire.com/articles/trade-groups-express-concerns-on-va-timeline-for-defaulted-loan-purchase-program/
  4. https://www.va.gov/resources/veterans-affairs-servicing-purchase-vasp-program-faqs/
  5. https://newslink.mba.org/mba-newslinks/2024/april/mba-newslink-tuesday-april-16-2024/mba-advocacy-update-april-15/
  6. https://www.consumerfinancemonitor.com/2024/04/29/department-of-veterans-affairs-enacts-sweeping-loss-mitigation-program-changes/
  7. https://benefits.va.gov/WARMS/docs/admin26/m26_03/m26-3-chapter9-va-purchase.pdf
  8. https://news.va.gov/press-room/va-secretary-press-conference-april-25-2024/
  9. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2024/05/30/veterans-risk-of-losing-homes-could-get-more-time-va-urges-extended-pause-foreclosures.html
  10. https://www.npr.org/2024/06/07/nx-s1-4995011/va-veterans-banks-homes-mortgage-foreclosure


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