If you can’t make your mortgage payment as a result of COVID-19, we recommend that you reach out to your mortgage servicer (the entity you make your mortgage payment to every month) right away to ask about the relief options they are offering to borrowers. Learn more here.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
If you have already missed mortgage payments due to COVID-19 and you live within Milwaukee County, you may be eligible to receive financial support in the form of a grant for past-due payments. The purpose of the Milwaukee County Mortgage Assistance Program is to aid in foreclosure prevention by providing emergency assistance to homeowners who are delinquent in their mortgage payments due to job loss or reduced work hours and wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing Resources, Inc. is accepting applications for Milwaukee County Mortgage Assistance through June 18, 2021. Depending on eligibility and date of income interruption, direct one-time assistance on behalf of the homeowner(s) may be provided for up to six (6) months. Missed mortgage payments starting March 1, 2020 will be reviewed to the date of application. Additional payments will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. View eligibility guidelines, a list of the required documents, and apply online here. Contact the Mortgage Help Line at 414-369-6914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENPATH FINANCIAL WELLNESS
GreenPath’s foreclosure prevention services are free. Their HUD-certified housing counselors can talk to your lender, help you apply for specific programs, and explore options to help you stay in your home. If you have already applied for mortgage forbearance and your pause in payments is coming to and end, utilize this online course developed by GreenPath to help you understand the options you may have available. Get suggestions for next steps that are most aligned with your goals.
Contact: 877-290-6974 or visit www.GreenPath.com
If you have already received a foreclosure filing notice, contact Mediate Milwaukee to apply for mediation services. Foreclosure mediation helps homeowners facing foreclosure work with their mortgage companies through the assistance of a mediator. The mediator is a professional who understands mortgage companies’ loan modification review process and who is trained to improve communication between the parties. Mediate Milwaukee staff can help you explore options to allow that may allow you to keep your home, or plan a respectable exit strategy.
Call: 414-939-8800 or visit www.mediatewisconsin.org/foreclosure