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Homeowner Assistance Funding Now Available

Homeowner Assistance Funding Now Available
Written by Publishing Team

Dear Neighbor,

As a state senator, I have fought hard for programs and services that help ease the burden of the pandemic on Long Island families. I am excited to share that file with you New York State Homeowners Assistance Fund (NYS HAF), a program that will provide up to $539 million to help eligible homeowners avoid mortgage arrears, defaults, foreclosures and homelessness as a result of the pandemic, Accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis will begin Monday, January 3, 2022.

This program is expected to be in great demand, so I urge anyone who may benefit to visit nyhomeownerfund.org today to learn more, see if you qualify, and gather the documents needed to apply first on Monday, January 3rd.

Who is eligible to apply?

You may qualify if you are a homeowner and:

  • Late or forgiving about your mortgage
  • Failure to pay property taxes, water bills, or sewage bills
  • Behind the monthly maintenance fee on your barn or apartment
  • In the event of a mortgage default
  • Behind loans, installment contracts, or rent payments for a manufactured home

What kind of assistance is available under the NYS HAF program?

The program will provide eligible homeowners affected by the pandemic with several types of support, including:

  • Financial support for processing overdue housing payments, including mortgage payments, property taxes, sewage or water bills, condo and co-op fees, up to a maximum of $50,000
  • Case managers who can help you access other Mortgage Forgiveness Programs
  • Referrals to professional housing advisors or legal service providers

Are there restrictions on who can apply based on income?

Homeowners whose family income is equal to or less than 100% of the area’s median income are eligible to apply. For Nassau County, that means you must earn $90,950 or less as a single person, or $129,900 or less for a family of four. Click here for more details and other bed sizes.

Where can I get answers to frequently asked questions? Click here for frequently asked questions

What documents will I need to upload when applying? Click here for a checklist of documents required for application

Need help with the application, or have more questions?

  • For a step-by-step submission guide, click here
  • Find a free accredited housing advisor or legal service provider who can help you with your application by clicking here
  • For general information and questions, visit nyhomeownerfund.org or call 1-844-77-NYHAF

As I mentioned above, applications will be approved on a first come, first served basis, so if you think you might qualify, I urge you to visit nyhomeownerfund.org Today, and be ready to apply on January 3, 2021.

As always, if I can be of assistance to you and your family with this or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact me at 516-746-5924 or kaplan@nysenate.gov.

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of being a Senator.

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