Keep your home California

Keep your home California

Unemployment Mortgage Assistance is a program to help the distressed San Jose homeowners survive the financial hardship from their unemployment for a period of 12 month.   Funded for$874,995,915  the program is being adminsted by CALHFA MAC tasked to help low-to-moderate income house holds who have been unemployed.  The program is also called Keep Your Home California. 

Here are some information that might help you determine quickly if you will qualify for this program to avoid foreclosure of your San Jose home :

1) The general eligibility is determined by CalHFA MAC on  1st come 1st serve basis.  

2) The program is not intended for jumbo loans.  First Mortgage amount can not exceed 729,750.00

3) Home owners must complete a financial hardship letter.  

4) Home owners monthly mortgage payment (Principal, interest, taxes, and insurance) must exceed 31% of the owners GROSS monthly income.  

5) Home owners must be receiving Unemployment from California Employment Development Department (EDD).  

6) Mortgage should either be delinquent or at serious risk of imminent defaults as substantiated by the lender and home owners documentation.

7)  The program pays up to $3,000 per month towards the home owners mortgage.  Total household assistance is capped at $36,000 per household.

8) The program assistance can last up to 12 months.  

9) Not every Mortgage Servicer is participating in this program.

10) The program has qualified more than 28,108 California home owners which is awesome news.  

11) The applicants must owner and occupy the Single Family Home or 1-4 unit home.  Moblie homes can also qualify under certain conditions.

Some of the major exclusion and exception for the program are:

1) Owners has filed bankruptcy.  

2) A Notice of Default has been filed and recorded on the property.  

3) Loan is foreclosed and an Notice of default has been recorded.  

The program is a welcome relief to home owners  needing more time to recover from the challenging recession that appears to have much more staying power than most of us would like.  And with anemic hiring that is continuing to hamper the recovery we anticipate this program will run out of money before long.

So, if you are considering a Short Sale of your home, but only need help for a few months, then you owe it to yourself to contact this program to see if you will qualify for Unemployment Mortgage Assistance.

Contact Us if you need help applying for this program.

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