Keep Your Home California Program Launched

January 11, 2011 No Comments »

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The so-called “Keep Your Home California program” launched today, aimed at keeping, you guessed it, more Californians in their homes.

The program offers four types of assistance:

Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program (UMA) – For unemployed homeowners who wish to stay in their homes, this program can provide up to six months of benefits with a monthly benefit of up to $3,000 or 100 percent of the existing total monthly mortgage payment, whichever is less.

Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program (MRAP) – This program will provide up to $15,000 per household to reinstate mortgage loans that are in arrears due to a temporary change in household circumstance, such as active military duty.

Principal Reduction Program (PRP) – This program aims to reduce avoidable foreclosures by providing principal reductions to those who have experienced economic hardship while also being in a negative equity position. Servicers can match funds allocated through the program.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – The final option provides funding to those where foreclosure is unavoidable to pay for relocation fees, used in conjuction with a servicer-approved short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.

Eligiblity is as follows:

– Home must be in California

– You can only own a single property, a primary residence

– First mortgage must be less than or equal to $729,750 (conforming jumbo limit)

– No cash out received on a refinance or home equity line of credit

– Mortgage must have been originated on or before January 1, 2009

Call 888-954-KEEP or visit their website to see if you qualify.

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