Mortgage relief package available – Times News Online

Published on April 28, 2022 at 2:45 p.m.

A new program is available for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage.

At the Monroe County Commissioners meeting last week, Commissioner John Moyer briefed the board of directors on the Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund to help Pennsylvanians who have experienced hardship.

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF, is a housing-related program funded by the United States Department of the Treasury to help Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began after the January 21, 2020 (including a crisis that began before January 21, 2020 and continued after that date). The program will provide financial assistance to homeowners for eligible mortgage and housing-related expenses to avoid delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures or relocations.

“You may have heard of the ERAP program, which is an emergency rent assistance program that makes money available through COVID-related funds to tenants who are behind on their rental payments and also behind on their utilities, and now there’s a program that’s been launched that basically does the same thing for people who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to the impact of COVID,” he said. he declares.

“Two grants have been awarded for a total of approximately $17,500, so I encourage anyone struggling to pay their mortgage, utilities and home insurance to apply,” Moyer said.

The program is available only to homes in Pennsylvania where the applicant is the owner and occupant. It does not apply to secondary residences. A description of the program and an application are available at www.phfa.org. There is also a helpline to help you. Call 888-987-2423