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Today we are going to feature a “guest blog post” from the justiceinaging orginally posted October 19, 2022.
The Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) helps homeowners impacted by COVID-19 to catch up on their housing expenses. In California, the HAF program is called the California Mortgage Relief Program. The program provides money for past-due mortgage payments or property taxes that does not need to be paid back, including grants of up to $80,000 to reinstate delinquent mortgages and grants of up to $20,000 to cover delinquent property tax payments.

A new fact sheet produced by Justice in Aging and the National Housing Law Project, Older California Homeowners Can Get Help with Delinquent Mortgage and Property Tax Payments, provides information for advocates to help their older adult clients access this critical assistance. The fact sheet provides more information about who is eligible, how to apply, documents needed to complete the application, guidelines on re-applying for homeowners who were previously denied, and how homeowners can get assistance with the application process.