More than $6.1 million in COVID-19 related assistance has been disbursed to homeowners in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties through the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF.
PAHAF has up to $350 million in federal money available to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure or other financial hardships because they lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MVI has partnered with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Pittsburgh’s ACTION-Housing and other housing counseling providers throughout the commonwealth to provide information and assistance to people who want to apply.
The program is designed to prevent or ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, displacements and utility disconnections, and is available to households who are at or below 150 percent of the area median income. Eligible applicants can receive up to $30,000.
To apply to PAHAF directly, call 1-888-987-2423 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, or visit www.pahaf.org. If you need help applying for assistance, call 412-464-4000, ext. 4008, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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