NEW COVID RELIEF PROGRAM FOR WEST VIRGINIA HOMEOWNERS
The Governor of Justice also reiterated his announcement on Monday that the new West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program will provide assistance to West Virginia homeowners who have experienced financial hardship related to COVID-19.
The program can provide assistance with overdue mortgage payments up to $15,000, overdue utilities up to $2,500, overdue insurance, property tax payments and other housing costs up to to $5,000, $300 in Internet assistance and $500 in assistance on certain loans with a down payment.
The program is not just for people who have a mortgage on their home. Someone who owns their home but may have fallen behind on property taxes can also benefit from this program, among other circumstances.
To be eligible, applicants’ income cannot exceed 150% of the area median income for their county. Their primary residence must be in West Virginia and can be a single family home, condo, townhouse, mobile home, or duplex. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a COVID-related hardship, such as reduced income and/or increased pandemic-related expenses.
The WVHDF will begin accepting applications on Monday, March 28, 2022. Both online and paper applications will be available.
More information: wvhdf.com/west-virginia-homeowners-rescue