Gov. Jay Inslee and Charlie Clark, director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) have announced the state is taking steps to assist distressed Washington homeowners who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions.
DFI’s guidance to companies servicing mortgages in Washington state urges them to work with homeowners adversely impacted by COVID-19, including payment forbearance for those who need it.
That guidance is posted on the department’s web site: www.dfi.wa.gov.
In addition to today’s action, Inslee announced a moratorium on evictions on March 18, that includes:
Homeowners in distress may call DFI’s toll-free number, 877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or visit www.homeownership.wa.gov to get assistance on how best to contact their mortgage servicer and to learn more about their options.