Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking steps to help borrowers facing foreclosure remain in their homes for the holidays.

Fannie said Monday that from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2 it will halt evictions from single-family homes and two- to four-unit properties that have been foreclosed on, although foreclosure proceedings may continue. Freddie will honor a moratorium from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2.

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