The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF, will have program staff on site at pop-up PAHAF outreach events to provide in-person assistance with the mortgage relief application process. Program staff will be in Huntingdon, Mifflin and Philadelphia counties in August.
PAHAF, administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, is a housing-related program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stop by the PAHAF table or booth at these events to learn more information and start an application. Events are open to any interested parties, particularly to Pennsylvania homeowners financially impacted by the pandemic who are seeking assistance with their mortgage and other housing-related expenses.
Events where PAHAF staff will be available include:
- Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown on Monday, Aug. 8, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, 2710 W. Pine Grove Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, Booth # EC115 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Soul School Festival, hosted by Rep. Jordan Harris, 1800 Block of Washington Ave, Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 13, 1 to 6 p.m.
Those interested in applying at these events can find a list of required documents and program eligibility requirements by visiting PAHAF.org or contacting the PAHAF call center at 888-987-2423, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PAHAF was established through the 2021 American Rescue Plan to provide financial assistance to address mortgage delinquencies and avoid default, displacement and foreclosure for eligible Pennsylvania homeowners experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fund provides assistance of up to $30,000 per homeowner for the following mortgage and housing-related expenses including mortgage reinstatement, forward mortgage payment, property charges and utility payments. Learn more at PAHAF.org.
Applicants for all types of assistance except for forward mortgage must be at least 30 days past due on the mortgage payments and/or housing-related expenses for which they are requesting PAHAF assistance to qualify. Visit the website or dial our call center for specific eligibility requirements and funding limits per assistance type.