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COVID-19 Industry Announcements and Headlines

Posted By USFN, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Updated: Monday, July 27, 2020

In addition to our NMSRD and other one-of-a-kind resources, USFN is collecting industry, state and regional announcements related to changes in deadlines and regulatory requirements as a result of COVID-19. While not an exhaustive list, we update information as it is made available to us. Information will be added and updated as new information becomes available. Please submit any information to jloy@usfn.org

CLE
MCLE announcements regarding COVID-19 corornavirus - CLEreg - 4/6/20
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Supreme Court of Illinois Grants Three-Month Extension to Attorneys with a June 30 MCLE Compliance Deadline - Supreme Court of Illinois via Illinois MCLE Board - 4/20/20
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Industry Education

Monthly USFN Briefings
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National Foreclosure Announcements
FHFA Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium (FNMA & FHLMC) - FHFA via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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HUD Extension of Foreclosure & Eviction Moratorium - HUD via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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VA Extension of Foreclosure & Eviction Moratorium - VA via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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USDA Extension of Foreclosure & Eviction Moratorium - USDA via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Announce Moratorium Extensions - 5/14/20 
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Bill Banning Collection During Major Disasters Introduced in U.S. Senate - insideARM - 3/25/20 
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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae move to protect renters from eviction during coronavirus crisis - HousingWire - 3/23/20 

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Los Angeles, New York City are latest cities to pause evictions - HousingWire - 3/18/20 
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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD suspending all foreclosures and evictions - HousingWire - 3/18/20
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Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - 3/18/20
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Temporary servicing guidance related to COVID-19 - Freddie Mac - 3/18/20
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Impact of COVID-19 on Servicing - Fannie Mae - 3/18/20
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Temporary Servicing Requirements Realted to COVID-19 - Freddie Mac via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 3/18/20
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USFN Member Firm Announcements

New York - Administrative Order 157-20 - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Maryland Update: COVID-19 Stay Lifting - Alba Law Group, P.A. - 7/22/20
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New York Foreclosure District Orders - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/1/20
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Extended COVID-19 Moratoriums - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/15/20
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Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures in New York - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/8/20
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Credit Reporting COVID-19 - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/14/20
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GSE Guidance Related to CARES Act - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 4/10/20
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CARES Act Details - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 3/30/20
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State Announcements

District of Columbia
Order Temporarily Suspending Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Debtors for Electronic Filings – United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 3/23/20
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Court Updates in Response to Covid-19 - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/16/2020

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Order - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/16/2020
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Florida
Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Suspending Mortgage Foreclosure Cause of Action - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC and Diaz, Anselmo, Lindberg, P.A. - 4/22/20
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Hawaii

Emergency Order No. 1 Regarding Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii – via Leu Okuda & Doi - 3/18/20
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Emergency Order No. 3 Regarding Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii - via Leu Okuda & Doi - 3/18/20
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Emergency Order No. 1 Regarding Circuit Court of the Second Circuit, State of Hawaii – via Leu Okuda & Doi - 3/18/20
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Emergency Order No. 1 Regarding Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit, State of Hawaii - via Leu Okuda & Doi - 3/18/20
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Emergency Order No. 1 Regarding Circuit Court of the Third Circuit, State of Hawaii  - via Leu Okuda & Doi -3/18/20 
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Illinois 
Supreme Court of Illinois Grants Three-Month Extension to Attorneys with a June 30 MCLE Compliance Deadline - Supreme Court of Illinois via Illinois MCLE Board - 4/20/20
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Iowa
Extension of Foreclosure Moratorium - State of Iowa via Petosa Law LLP - 4/2/20
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Foreclosure Moratorium - State of Iowa via Petosa Law LLP - 3/22/20
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Kansas

New Hampshire Governor Issues Emergency Order Temporarily Prohibiting Foreclosure and Eviction Actions - Brock and Scott, PLLC - 3/18/20
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Maine
Maine Legislature Passes Bill Affecting Residential Foreclosure, Property Preservation - Brock and Scott, PLLC - 4/15/20
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Maryland
Administrative Order Expanding and Extending Statewide Judiciary Restricted Operations Due to the COVID-19 Emergency - Court of Appeals of Maryland via Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 4/15/20
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Maryland Court Update in Response to Covid-19 - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/23/2020

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Maryland Court Update in Response to Covid-19 - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/19/2020
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Suspension of Maryland Foreclosures and Evictions During the COVID-19 Emergency - Court of Appeals of Maryland via Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/19/2020
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Court Updates in Response to Covid-19 - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/16/2020
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Covid-19 Memo to Clients - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/13/2020
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Administrative Order on Statewide Closing of the Maryland Courts to the Public Due to the COVID-19 Emergency - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/13/2020
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts Issues Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures - Brock and Scott, PLLC - 4/22/20
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Standing Order 2020-04 – United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/1/20
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Massachusetts Division Of Banks Issues New Expectations for Lenders - Brock and Scott, PLLC - 3/30/20

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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Governor Issues Emergency Order Temporarily Prohibiting Foreclosure and Eviction Actions - Brock and Scott, PLLC - 3/18/20
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New Jersey
County Updates for New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Fifth Omnibus Order on Court Operations and Legal Practice - Supreme Court of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/17/20
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Sixth Omnibus Order on Court Operations and Legal Practice - Supreme Court of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/17/20
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Landlord Tenant Protections During Pandemic - New Jersey Courts via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/17/20
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Executive Order No. 151 - State of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/8/20
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Amended General Order Regarding Court Operations - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/2/20
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Bar Notice Certain Docket Events CARES Act - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/13/20
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Executive Order 138: Extends the Public Health Emergency - State of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/12/20
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A4034: Authorizes the Governor to Permit Mortgage Forbearance and Rent Payment Responsibility Reduction - State of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/11/20
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S2330: Governs Credit Reporting and Debt Collection as They Relate to the COVID-19 Pandemic - State of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/11/20
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Notice to the Bar Adoption of Mandatory Local Form Notice of Mortgage Forbearance - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/6/20
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Notice to the Bar Supplemental GO Automobile Loans - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/6/20
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Notice Concerning Forbearance Agreements Related to the CARES Act - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/4/20
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Notice Concerning Official Form Amendments Related to the CARES Act - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/4/20
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Supplemental Standing Order for Adoption of Interim Rule 1020 of Bankruptcy Procedure - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/4/20
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COVID-19 Related Information - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/8/20
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Moderations to Court Operations – Supreme Court of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/1/20
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Omnibus Order Notice to the Bar – Supreme Court of New Jersey via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/1/20
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New Mexico
New Mexico court information -  State Bar of New Mexico via Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
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New York
County Updates for New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Herkimer County Memo - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Revised Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Foreclosure Proceedings - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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COVID-19 General Order Extension - United States Distrcit Court, Western District of New York via via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/17/20
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Memorandum issued by New York Chief Administrative Judge Marks – State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/10/20
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New York Executive Order 202.48 - State of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/9/20
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Vacant and Abandoned Property Reporting Bulk Filing Instructions - New York State DFS via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/8/20
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Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Foreclosure Proceedings - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/24/20
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New York COVID Form Notice - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/24/20
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New York COVID Attorney Affirmation - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/24/20
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Procedure for Residential and Commercial Eviction Proceedings - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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S8243C - Relates to the Forbearance of Residential Mortgage Payments - State of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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Administrative Order 20-06 - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/11/20
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Executive Order 202.28 - State of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/8/20
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Administrative Order 20-05 - Northern District of New York, United States Bankruptcy Court via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/29/20
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Request for Mortgage Forbearance Conference and Certificate of Service - Northern District of New York, United States Bankruptcy Court via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/29/20
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General Order M-545 - United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/29/20
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Courts in Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations - New York State Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/27/20
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Courts in 13 Counties in Western New York and the Capital Region to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations - New York State Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/22/20
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Message from Chief Judge DiFiore - New York State Courts via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/14/20
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New COVID-19 Bankruptcy Event - Eastern District of New York, United States Bankruptcy Court via  - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/13/20
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A10351 (Introduced but not yet passed or signed by the Governor): Relates to the Forbearance of Residential Mortgage Payments - State of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/12/20
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Executive Order 202.28: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency - State of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/11/20
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Administrative Order-87-20: Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS) Procedures for Use Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/11/20
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State of New York Executive Order Continuing Suspension of Foreclosures and Evictions - State of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/8/20
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EDDS: UCS Program for Electronic Delivery of Documents - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/5/20
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UCS Electronic Document Delivery System Frequently Asked Questions - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/5/20
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NY S8243 – Forbearance of Residential Mortgage Payments - New York State Senate via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/5/20
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Courts Update - State of New York Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/4/20
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Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules - U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/27/20
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Adoption of Temporary Amendment to Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 - U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/24/20
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Court Appearances Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 - U.S. District Court, Western District of New York via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/21/20
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CARES Act Changes and Changes to Official Forms - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York  via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/15/20
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Virtual Courts Expanded Beyond the Limited Category of Essential and Emergency Matters - New York State Unified Court System via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/13/20
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COVID-19 Administrative Order - New York Courts via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/13/20
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Emergency Relief for New Yorkers Who Can Demonstrate Financial Hardship as a Result of COVID-19 - New York State Department of Financial Services via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 3/24/20
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COVID 19 Relief in New York - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 3/24/20
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New York- Statute of Limitations - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 3/23/20

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Administrative Order from the New York Chief Administrative Judge - via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 3/23/20
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North Carolina

US Bankruptcy Court Western District of North Carolina Provides Guidance on How Forbearance Notices Will Be Treated in Chapter 13 Cases - United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina via Brock & Scott, PLLC - 5/27/20
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Oklahoma
Oklahoma Court Status - Oklahoma State Courts Network via Baer Timberlake PC - 3/19/20
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Pennsylvania
County Updates for New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program Guidelines - Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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CARES Rent Relief Program Guidelines - Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Pennsylvania Executive Order - State of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/10/20
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Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program - Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/1/20
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President Judge Administrative Order - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/22/20
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Pennsylvania Bulletin, Doc No. 20-737 - Supreme Court, Western District of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/8/20
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Notice to ECF Filers - US Appeals Court, Third Circuit - via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/8/20
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President Judge Administrative Order - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/22/20
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Executive Order Concerning Writs of Possession, Act 6 and Act 91 Notices, and Landlord/Tenant Eviction Notices - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/11/20
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Reopening Pennsylvaina - State of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/4/20
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Emergency Order of Statewide Judicial Administration - Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Western District via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 5/4/20
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Philadelphia Extends Judicial Emergency Order to May 29 - First Judicial Distrcit of Pennsylvania via KML Law Group, P.C. - 4/23/20
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Procedures Implementing Forbearance Agreements - U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/23/20
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COVID-19 Related Information - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/6/20
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Second Supplemental Order – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Western District via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 4/3/20
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Pennsylvania court and county operations - The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania - 3/18/20

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South Carolina

South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Update: Limitation on In-Court Appearances - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 5/27/20
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UPDATE - SC Supreme Court Orders Foreclosure Hearings, Foreclosure Sales, and Evictions May Resume on May 15, 2020 - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 5/18/20

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Process for Complying with South Carolina Supreme Court Order to Resume Foreclosure Hearings, Foreclosure Sales, and Evictions on May 15, 2020 - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 5/4/20
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South Carolina Supreme Court Orders Foreclosure Hearings, Foreclosure Sales, and Evictions May Resume on May 15, 2020 - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 5/1/20
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South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Update Regarding CARES Act - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 4/22/20
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South Carolina Supreme Court Update - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 4/6/20
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South Carolina Supreme Court Update - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 4/2/20
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South Carolina Bankruptcy Interim Procedures to Mitigate Effects of COVID-19 (Chapter 13 Cases) - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 4/2/20
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COVID-19 South Carolina Update - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 3/25/20
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COVID-19 and South Carolina Loss Mitigation Assistance and Compliance - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 3/23/20

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South Carolina Regulatory Update - COVID-19 - Scott and Corley, P.A. - 3/19/20
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Vermont
County Updates for New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont - Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 7/27/20
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Expansion of Standing Order #20-09 - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/25/20
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Extension of Standing Order # 20-10 - United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont via Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP - 6/25/20
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Virginia
Court Updates in Response to Covid-19 - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/16/2020
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COVID-19 Virginia Local Court Information - Rosenberg & Associates, LLC - 3/16/2020
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Washington

Washington State Governor Inslee Extends Eviction Moratorium Through October 15, 2020 - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC - 7/27/20
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Proclamation by the Governor Extending and Amending Proclamations 20-05 AND 20-19, et seq. - Office of the Governor via McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC - 7/27/20
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