To request a modification fill out these two forms:
Determine if you are eligible for a Home Affordable Modification by using the simple tool on this website.
If you are eligible, you can request a Home Affordable Modification by completing the easy steps below. If you need assistance completing the forms or have questions about the process, free help is available by calling the Homeowner’s HOPE Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) and asking for MHA HELP.
Step 1 – Complete the Request Form (Request for Modification and Affidavit)
The Request Form provides information to your mortgage servicer about your home and financial situation. You can download an instruction guide for completing the Request Form here. After you have completed the form, print two copies—one for your records and one to send to your mortgage servicer. All of the borrowers on the mortgage must sign the Request Form.
Step 2 - Complete the Tax Authorization (IRS 4506T-EZ Form)
The Tax Form gives permission to your mortgage servicer to request a copy of the most recent tax return you have filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). After you have completed the form, print two copies—one for your records and one to send to your mortgage servicer. Only one taxpayer is required to sign the Tax Form.
Step 3 – Gather Proof of Income
Your mortgage servicer is required to verify your income to ensure that the modified mortgage payments will be affordable for you. The type of documentation you need to provide depends on the source of your income. The simple Proof of Income Checklist will tell you what documents you need to collect if you are a wage earner, self-employed, or receive retirement income. Be sure to make copies of your income documentation and keep the originals for your records.
Step 4 – Send the Documents to Your Mortgage Servicer
After you complete, print, and sign the Request Form and Tax Form, send these documents, along with your proof of income, to your mortgage servicer. You will find the correct mailing address and fax number at Contact Your Mortgage Servicer.