LOS ANGELES — The California Housing Finance Agency has agreed to temporarily stop foreclosing on homeowners who are renting their homes out and are current on their mortgages.

The housing agency, afraid of jeopardizing its tax-exempt bond status, had been foreclosing on homeowners who rented out homes financed by the agency, whether they were behind on their payments or not, according to a recent report by the California Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes.

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