Emergency Mortgage Assistance and Utilities Still Available for Burlington County Households Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic – Trentonian
MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Commissioners would like to remind homeowners that more than $1 million in mortgage assistance and utilities are still available to local households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Substantial assistance has already been provided to dozens of Burlington County households through the Burlington County Mortgage Assistance and Emergency Utilities Program and funds remain available for additional grants to households in need. .
The program relies on federal COVID-19 assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Income-eligible residents with documented financial hardship related to COVID-19 are eligible to receive up to six months of assistance with upcoming mortgage payments or utility bills.
“From the earliest days of the pandemic, Burlington County sought funding and created programs to provide residents with as much help as possible,” said Commissioner Felicia Hopson. “This program has already helped dozens of households and funds are still available to help families get back on their feet and out of foreclosure.”
To be eligible, owners must reside at the property and meet household income limits. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested owners should submit a preliminary application online at www.tfaforms.com/4913684.
Community Grants, Planning and Housing, a Cranberry-based company specializing in affordable housing and home improvement programs and grants, helps the county process applications. Residents with questions can call a program representative at 609-642-9213, ext. 58 or send an email to [email protected]
Hopson, who serves as the commissioners’ liaison with the Burlington County Department of Social Services, said the county continues to look for ways to help residents and businesses deal with the pandemic and its economic impacts.
“We have worked with partners from the state, federal, nonprofit and private sectors to do everything we can to help keep residents from closing their homes and businesses,” Hopson said. “We have made a lot of progress, but we know that there are still owners who are behind on payments or who are having difficulties. Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head, so we are grateful that we have funds remaining for this vital program and encourage those in need to apply immediately.