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Most mortgages in forbearance in March 2021 are either current now or closed: CFPB

Most borrowers who had a mortgage forbearance in March 2021, including disproportionately impacted borrowers of color, were either current or closed as of March 2023. This is according to data released this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Research.

In the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic’s onset, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March 2020 allowed millions of U.S. mortgage borrowers to enter public or private forbearance programs, which temporarily paused their mortgage payments.

Recent data from the national mortgage database compares the performance of mortgage borrowers in March 2023 details ⇒

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