Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Dashboard Now Live
Pennsylvania homeowner relief program for people who have been financially harmed by the COVID-19 outbreak now has a new program dashboard with detailed information. The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF, administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) has made a program dashboard publicly available to provide both statewide and county-level totals and information on the program. It displays the number of PAHAF applications that have been submitted and accepted, as well as funds disbursed and amounts sought by applicants. It also includes a county-level map of applications. You can make a selection to view data for a specific county or priority group.
“PAHAF is making a difference in the lives of eligible homeowners across Pennsylvania,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Robin Wiessmann. “Now, the launch of a data-rich dashboard will help keep state and community leaders, partners, and other stakeholders well informed with up-to-date program results and statistics.”
The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund or PAHAF is a housing-related program to assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began after January 21, 2020, (including a hardship that began before January 21, 2020, and continued after that date). It is funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. To avoid delinquency, default, foreclosure, or displacement, the program will give financial help to homeowners with qualified mortgage and housing-related obligations. The maximum amount of assistance for any homeowner under the PAHAF is $30,000.00 or up to 24 months of assistance.
According to the program’s official site, eligible Pennsylvania homeowners that meet the following criteria will be considered for the program:
- The homeowner owns and occupies the property as their primary residence
- The property is located in Pennsylvania
- The property is one- to four-unit residential properties, specifically: Single-family/row homes (attached or detached properties); condominium units; cooperatives; and manufactured/mobile homes
- The homeowner has experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic after January 21, 2020 (including a hardship that began before January 21, 2020, and continued after that date)
- Household income is equal to or less than 150% of the area median income (AMI)
- A homeowner’s first mortgage is a conforming loan and meets the federal limits for the year in which the loan was taken. Homeowners cannot receive the same assistance for mortgage payment, mortgage reinstatement, property charges, and/or utility payment from another federal, state, local, nonprofit, or tribal source
View the Dashboard here.