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Making Home Affordable Outreach and Intake Project


Overview

The Making Home Affordable (MHA) program was introduced by President Barack Obama's administration on February 18, 2009 in an effort to provide qualified homeowners the ability to reduce mortgage payments to affordable levels. MHA has since expanded the number of specialized programs that are available to homeowners, and many homeowners that did not previously meet program guidelines may currently be eligible under expanded program criteria. In an effort to reach out to homeowners across the country and make them aware of the options currently available to qualified homeowners under MHA, funds may be made available to help homeowners apply for foreclosure prevention assistance under MHA. Participating agencies provide outreach to homeowners and assist homeowners by preparing initial application packages and submitting them to servicers through a designated internet portal.

 

These funds were made available only to entities that received direct NFMC Round 5 and/or Round 6 Funding including State Housing Finance Agencies, HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries, and NeighborWorks organizations.

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

On April 16, 2013, NeighborWorks America announced that $9.46 million has 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 MHA Outreach and Intake Project, funding will be made available to help homeowners apply for foreclosure prevention assistance through several MHA work-out options.

On June 28, 2013, NeighborWorks America announced Supplemental Outreach Fund allocations totaling $500,000 to 10 state housing finance agencies (HFAs), 12 HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries, and 31 NeighborWorks organizations.  These allocations provide funding for Participating Agencies targeting populations that are potentially eligible for Making Home Affordable but require culturally and linguistically specialized services, are underrepresented by mortgage modifications or are disproportionately impacted by predatory lending or unemployment.


Supplemental Outreach Funds Details and Requirements


Allocation Information


Start-Up Documentation

Program Details and Requirements


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For more information about the Making Home Affordable Outreach and Intake Project, call 202-683-6654, or email mha@nw.org.

 


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