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Mortgage Modification Assistance

Program Overview Neighborworks-image-157

On April 16, 2013, NeighborWorks America announced that $9.46 million had been allocated to 18 state housing finance agencies (HFAs), 15 HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries and 61 community-based NeighborWorks organizations for the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Outreach and Intake Project. Through the project, funding is available to help homeowners apply for foreclosure-prevention assistance.

Several months later, on June 28, 2013, NeighborWorks America announced that it was distributing supplemental outreach funds totaling $500,000 to 10 state HFAs, 12 HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries and 31 NeighborWorks organizations.  These allocations provide funding for targeting populations that are potentially eligible for Making Home Affordable assistance, but require culturally and linguistically specialized services, are under-represented among mortgage modifications or are disproportionately impacted by predatory lending or unemployment. These funds were made available only to entities that received rounds five and six of NFMC funding. 

Individuals homeowners cannot apply for these funds directly but can find a foreclosure counselor to assist in determining their eligibility.

Details and requirements of supplemental outreach funds 

Allocation information

Start-up documentation

Program details and requirements

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