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Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund

The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a federal assistance program that helps homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 pay their mortgage or other home expenses.

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Click on the link below to get details and, if your state, district, or territory is currently accepting applications, apply.

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Looking for homeowner assistance?

Homeowners can find out what homeowner assistance covers, how it works, and who’s eligible on the interagency housing portal hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Homeowner Assistance Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act provides up to $9.961 billion for states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Tribes or Tribal entities, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to provide relief for our country’s most vulnerable homeowners.


The purpose of the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020. Funds from the HAF may be used for assistance with mortgage payments, homeowner’s insurance, utility payments, and other specified purposes. The law prioritizes funds for homeowners who have experienced the greatest hardships, leveraging local and national income indicators to maximize the impact.

The Homeowner Assistance Fund provides:

  • A minimum of $50 million for each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico

  • $498 million for Tribes or Tribally designated housing entities and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

  • $30 million for the territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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  • Guidance:  Treasury updated HAF Guidance on February 24, 2022 to provide additional guidance on the use of program income, eligible housing counseling services, administrative expenses, eligible uses of funds, and approaches for household income verification.


  • UPDATE – Deadline for Notice of Funds Request: The Deadline for a Tribe, Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE), or the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to submit a notice of funds request has been extended to December 15, 2021.

  • UPDATE—HAF PLANS: Treasury has published updated guidance and related materials for HAF participants to use in the development of their HAF Plans. The HAF Plan submission portal is now online and available. Consistent with the 14-day timeframe previously announced, HAF participants representing states and territories should submit their completed plans or notify Treasury of the date the participant will submit a completed plan, by August 20. This deadline does not apply to Tribes and Tribally Designated Entities (TDHEs). ALL HAF PLANS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL.

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