Forward Mortgage Payment Discussions To Be Held in Virtual Town Halls By The Wyoming Homeowner Assistance Fund Program
The Wyoming Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program has scheduled three virtual town hall sessions to discuss its services and application process. These online sessions are particularly aimed at elaborating on a new feature of the program that supports homeowners with up to three consecutive months of forward mortgage payments. The town halls will be conducted on Thursday, March 9 at 2 P.M., Monday, March 13 at 12:30 P.M., and Tuesday, March 14 at 4 P.M. Interested parties can register for these virtual town hall meetings on the website dfs.wyo.gov/haf.
Initiating the acceptance of applications for forward mortgage assistance from February 27, the HAF Program extends support to eligible homeowners with a one-time grant of up to $17,000. This assistance is designed to cover past-due payments along with up to three successive months of future mortgage payments. It’s important to note that these funds are directly paid to the mortgage servicer or vendor on behalf of the qualifying homeowner.
The HAF Program has broadened its assistance scope to include:
MORTGAGE DELINQUENCY: The program offers financial support to help homeowners reinstate a mortgage or cover other housing-related costs arising from a period of forbearance, delinquency, or default.
FORWARD MORTGAGE PAYMENTS: Homeowners can be assisted with up to three (3) consecutive months of future mortgage payments. However, resolving delinquencies will be prioritized over facilitating forward mortgage payments.
PAST DUE UTILITY PAYMENTS: The program helps homeowners cover overdue utility bills, such as electricity, energy costs (including fuel, oil & propane), and water and sewer charges. However, expenses related to internet services are not eligible for assistance under this program.
PAST DUE HOUSING-RELATED BILLS: The HAF program also covers overdue housing-related expenses such as property taxes, homeowners insurance, or homeowner association dues.
Through these expanded services, the HAF Program continues its commitment to supporting homeowners facing financial difficulties, ensuring they can maintain their homes and the associated costs.