December 31, 2016, marked the end of many programs designed to help people in foreclosure: HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program), HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives), HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) and MDRA (Mortgage Debt Relief Act).
The Mortgage Debt Relief Act seems to be gone for good. I've heard no news that Congress chose to keep it beyond December 31, 2016. What impact does this have on a homeowner who chooses to do a short sale, a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or loses the house in foreclosure?
We encounter personal injury judgments in two contexts: (1) the injured party or injured party's insurance company has a judgment against you for a car accident, or (2) whether personal injury judgments can be wiped out in a bankruptcy case. The simple answer is that, yes, personal injury judgments can be discharged, or eliminated, by filing bankruptcy.