MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE FOR ILLINOIS HOMEOWNERS
Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) with Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA)
Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2023.
ABOUT ILHAF 2.0
The Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) 2.0 program is now accepting applications for assistance through October 31, 2023! The application portal will be closing and no applications will be accepted after October 31st, so be sure to apply before that date.
The Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) 2.0 provides up to $60,000 in mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners — paid directly to the servicer, taxing body, or other approved entity.
We are here to help you navigate the application process, make sure you have all the required documents, and answer questions about ILHAF. Contact us to talk with one of our HUD-certified housing counselors.
Step 1 – Attend an ILHAF Information Session
Homeowners are strongly encouraged to participate in a webinar hosted by IHDA. These sessions will provide a roadmap for you to follow to make the application process more efficient.
Description of loss mitigation
The foreclosure process
The ILHAF application process and program eligibility
Webinars will be offered in English and Spanish.
Learn about upcoming webinars on the Illinois Housing Development Authority's website.
ABOUT THE GRANT
Up To $60,000 Per Household To Pay
Delinquent mortgage payments
Mortgage reinstatement or other housing-related costs related to a period of forbearance necessitated by the pandemic
Delinquent property taxes
Delinquent homeowner's insurance and/or flood insurance
Delinquent Homeowner/Condominium/Co-Op Association fees
Delinquent mobile home lot rent
Note: Mortgage assistance is provided directly to the servicer/lender. This program does not cover utilities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Homeowners with household incomes less than 150% of the Area's Median Income
Homeowners who own and occupy their property as their primary residence
Homeowners who are at least 30 days late on their mortgage or property tax payments
Homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19 that began continued, or worsened after January 21, 2020
If you applied for and received funding from earlier ILHAF grants, you may apply for this one, too, as long as you did not receive $60,000 from ILHAF
If you applied for and were denied ILHAF funds, we encourage you to apply again, as some of the eligibility requirements have changed
The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) was created to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020.
Financial hardship means a material reduction in income or material increase in living expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic that has created or increased risk of mortgage delinquency, mortgage default, foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services, or displacement for a homeowner.
Do you need help with the online application or have questions about the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund? Contact us – we are here to help!