Illinois Emergency Homeowner
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It’s FREE to apply to the program Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (ILHAF). Any website or individual that asks you to pay to submit an application or for application assistance is not legitimate and should be reported as fraud.

Illinois has received approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on its Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) program to provide assistance to Illinois homeowners who have struggled to pay their mortgage due to COVID-19.

How to apply

1. Get Informed
Attend an information session hosted by IHDA to learn about the ILHAF application process, program eligibility and other free resources available to help you save your home. See the session schedule below.

2. Explore Your Options
Contact your mortgage servicer or a HUD-certified housing counseling agency to discuss options to prevent foreclosure. A certificate from a HUD-certified housing counselor or a letter from your mortgage servicer detailing efforts to resolve your delinquency will be required to apply for ILHAF assistance.

3. Get Started
Review the Acceptable Documentation list Acceptable Documentation list and be prepared to provide all required documents.

Locate an Approved HUD-certified Housing Counselor Near You

Find an approved HUD-certified Housing Counselor to explore housing assistance opportunities in your area.

ILHAF Information Sessions

Homeowners are strongly encouraged to either watch the videos on this page or attend a webinar. These sessions will provide a road map for you to follow to make the application process more efficient. Topics will include:

  • Description of loss mitigation
  • Mortgage basics
  • Foreclosure process
  • The ILHAF application process and program eligibility
  • Other free resources available to you, including housing counseling and legal aid

Webinars will be offered in English and Spanish. Check this page for links and instructions to attend sessions at the dates below:

Up to $30,000 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

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