Starting April 12, 2021, the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) will offer eligible homeowners the opportunity to apply for the LA County Mortgage Relief Program, a partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) and local Department of Housing and Urban Development approved housing counseling agencies. Property owners can apply for the Mortgage Relief Program by calling 888-895-2647 or visiting nhslacounty.org/mortgagereliefprogram..
The Mortgage Relief Program will include a relief fund which provides grants of up to $20,000 for qualified property owners, plus expanded foreclosure prevention counseling services. Free foreclosure prevention counseling will be provided by nonprofit HUD-approved counseling agencies to property owners in multiple languages.
The program is structured to benefit single-family homeowners and property owners with four or fewer units living in communities highly impacted by COVID-19. This includes low- and moderate-income communities and those who have suffered a higher percentage of significant health impacts during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Properties must be owner occupied.
NHS will administer the relief fund and deploy funds to qualified applicants from a diverse set of cities and unincorporated areas throughout Los Angeles County, excluding the City of Los Angeles. DCBA and NHS-LA have determined qualification requirements for applicants. Relief funds will be paid directly to lenders and servicers. To find more ways how LA County can help property owners, visit DCBA’s foreclosure prevention website at dcba.lacounty.gov/foreclosure-prevention.
Monterey Park City Hall is located at 320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. City hall is closed to the public until further notice. For more information about other resident and small business owner programs and city COVID-19 updates, please visit www.montereypark.ca.gov/238/Coronavirus-Updates.
Deborah Niblick, Senior Librarian, CDBG & HOME Grant Coordinator
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