Three US senators are asking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the same six-month mortgage relief being offered to Virginia homeowners struggling with Chinese drywall.
Florida Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and George LeMieux, a Republican, and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), wrote a pair of letters Wednesday asking for the assistance for Florida and Louisiana victims.
Last week, Fannie Mae waived mortgage payments for the Virginia homeowners in response to a request from US Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
Many drywall victims are unable to afford both rent and their mortgage if they want to escape their homes until they can be repaired and cleaned.