LA County Supervisors Approve Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Assistance Program

LA County Supervisors Approve Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Assistance Program

Los Angeles, CA — 
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a proposal by Supervisor Janice Hahn and coauthored by Supervisor Hilda Solis to prevent foreclosures in LA County by connecting struggling homeowners with foreclosure prevention counseling and mortgage assistance.

“We have been able to make progress keeping renters in LA County in their homes during this crisis by implementing an eviction moratorium and putting $100 million toward rent relief for families struggling to pay rent,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who authored the motion. “But homeowners are struggling too and without a concerted effort on the County’s part, we may be facing a wave of oncoming foreclosures and homelessness.”

The program includes a two-pronged approach. The first is $1.5 million allocated to assist homeowners facing foreclosure by connecting them with foreclosure prevention counselors who can assist with loan modifications, forbearance, and work with their lenders to keep them in their homes. The second is $4 million allocated to creating a Mortgage Financial Relief Program which will provide deferred and forgivable loans to homeowners to help stabilize their mortgage with their loan servicer. The program will be targeted to assist areas of the County which have experienced high levels of foreclosures.

“Housing is a human right and as a result of the economic fallout of this COVID-19 crisis, many impacted individuals and families are on the brink of experiencing homelessness through no fault of their own,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who coauthored the motion. “In the midst of this unprecedented global pandemic, many workers in LA County are unemployed indefinitely, and one of the critical steps we can take right now is to keep them in their homes.”

When the program is developed, services will be available through the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.

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  • Richard Jensen
    commented 2020-09-18 15:49:52 -0700
    I really would like to know where LA County intends to get the money to pay for all this “assistance”, do they have a money tree? Does anyone on the board have a basic eduacation? look up economics-101: You can not just wish for the money to appear. the economy, buying, trading, selling, etc make the economic growth.
    OPEN UP our economy and get back to the way its suppose to be.

    TO all voters: remember this when you go to the polling booth-vote to restore a fee economy and freedoms they have taken away from us.
  • Hugh Schurtz 🆘
    commented 2020-09-16 08:02:54 -0700
    Does this work for the Disabled who are losing their homes due to the County Executive Office changing their Title & refusing a hearing? Is this only available to those who lose homes due to Covid or is it available to those harmed by The BOS. Kathryn Barger refuses to comment due to a pending Criminal charges against her & The Disabled will be homeless as a result of the County.