HUD’s Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) for mortgage assistance
19 September 2011 - 17:18, by , in News, No comments

HUD’s Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) provides mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners experiencing a drop in income of at least 15 percent, directly resulting from involuntary unemployment or underemployment due to the economy and/or a medical condition. The mortgage assistance covers past-due mortgage payments, as well as a portion of the homeowner’s mortgage payment for up to 24 months or $50,000, whichever comes first.

As a reminder, the EHLP deadline is September 15, 2011. HUD is accepting applications from persons living in Texas, among other states.

Homeowners can find a participating EHLP housing counseling agency and download an Applicant Screening Worksheet and the Required Documents for All Applicants Checklist at Homeowners can also call toll free 855-FIND-EHLP (346-3345), or email [email protected] for more information.

Other resources for mortgage assistance:

Distressed borrowers who are in immediate need of mortgage assistance are encouraged to contact their local HUD-approved housing counseling agency
( for information about other forms of available assistance, including foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation programs. You may also look up local foreclosure prevention counseling agency contact information ( that is available through the NeighborWorks America ( National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC) network. For more information about the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program, log onto the program web site. Homeowners can also call (202) 220-6314 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) ( can provide information about foreclosure prevention assistance for FHA-insured borrowers ( FHA-insured borrowers can contact HUD’s National Servicing Center (NSC) toll-free at (877) 622-8525. FHA-insured borrowers with a hearing impairment can contact the FHA Outreach Center at: 877-TDD-2HUD (877-833-2483). The FHA Outreach Center ( can also be contacted by email: [email protected]



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