I have been made aware that people calling Bank of America to find out if their mortgages are backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac are being told that “we are not releasing that information.”

I suspect it is not legal for them to withhold that information, but that will have to wait for a class action.  For those who call your bank and receive the same treatment I suggest that you apply for the relief anyway.  The federal government is supposed to have the program in place by March 4.  Force the banks to process the applications which could be avoided if they are honest with their customers.

I’ll post whatever information I can find on the procedure for applying for relief.