IHDA developed the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMA) to support Illinois homeowners unable to pay their mortgages due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. If approved, homeowners will receive a grant for up to $15,000 to cover missed mortgage payments beginning as early as March 2020 and prepay mortgage payments through December 2020, or until the $15,000 is exhausted. Not all households will receive $15,000 and an application alone is not a guarantee of assistance. Assistance will be paid directly to the mortgage servicer on the homeowner’s behalf. The EMA program will only pay full mortgage payments; no partial payments will be made.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 24, 2020 @ 9 AM ON IHDA’S WEBSITE.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2020.
Click here to view IHDA’s website to learn more about the program.
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