WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is applauding the Treasury Department for guidance it issued Thursday that would help members of the military avoid foreclosure.

Treasury's updated guidance loosened the standards for servicemembers to qualify for assistance through the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives program. If a member of the military is being relocated — known as a "permanent change of station" order — he or she can receive assistance through HAFA even if their income has not decreased.

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