Representative David Scott announces new mortgage relief program

U.S. Representative David Scott’s office in Georgia’s 13th congressional district issued a press release announcing a fund to provide relief to pandemic-affected homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgages or utilities.

Here is the press release, reproduced in full:

WASHINGTON – Last month, Congressman David Scott, (GA-13) and Christopher Nunn, Commissioner of the Georgian Ministry of Community Affairs (DCA) announced the launch from the Georgia Homeowner Assistance Fund, a $354 million recovery fund to help pandemic-affected homeowners with defaults, defaults, foreclosures and overdue utilities.

[Click here to watch Congressman David Scott’s Remarks on the $354 million Georgia Homeowner Assistance Fund]

Administered by Georgia’s DCA, the GA Homeowner Assistance Fund is funded by Congressman David Scott’s Bill HR 1710, legislation included in the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law last year that offered a lifeline of $10 billion in federal funding to states to launch strong homeowner assistance programs. as a central part of the country’s COVID-19 relief response.

“For millions of people across the country and thousands here in Metro Atlanta who are struggling to make ends meet and stay afloat on their mortgage payments due to COVID-19, help is here. the”, said Congressman David Scott. “Over the past few months, I have worked closely with Commissioner Christopher Nunn and community partners to connect Georgian homeowners in crisis with their share of the $10 billion homeownership relief fund I have. obtained as part of the Biden administration’s US bailout. With the launch today of the Georgian Department of Community Affairs’ new homeowner assistance portal, through our collaboration with the federal state, working and middle class homeowners in Georgia who have had a stroke of bad luck the last year due to COVID-19 will be able to stay in the communities they love.

The DCA commissioner echoed Scott’s sentiments. “We are delighted to announce this fund. As the state’s housing agency, DCA is responsible for a myriad of affordable housing programs statewide, including the Housing Choice Voucher Program, the development of affordable housing in help with tax credits and the Georgia Dream program which has helped 7,050 first-time homebuyers achieve their dream of home ownership,” Nunn said. “Modeled on federal guidelines and similarly aligned with a program administered by DCA after the Great Recession, this program will target what our data suggests, approximately 2.8% of Georgians or more than 35,000 households who are behind. more than 90 days on their mortgage payments,” he added.

Owners can visit georgiamortgageassistance.ga.gov to apply. Applicants must provide a driver’s license, mortgage statement, and tax returns and/or income verification documents. For more information, contact DCA at [email protected] or 1.877.519.4443. Full press conference available here.