Bank of America announces in this press release that it has signed on to the principal reduction component of the Keep Your Home California program, which uses federal funds reserved for the 2008 rescue of the financial system to help homeowners behind on their mortgages.
According to the press release, Keep Your Home California’s Principal Reduction Program is part of a $2 billion, federally funded effort to help hard-hit families remain in their homes and ease the California foreclosure crisis. Bank of America has been engaged in a pilot of the principal reduction program since February, and is now moving into full participation to provide assistance to more qualified homeowners facing hardship. The bank is one of the largest servicers of single family mortgages in California, serving more than 2.2 million home loans.
For full details on the program, click here.