Residents of Bexar County, Texas can receive federal dollars to help pay their mortgage.
According to the TXHAF website, the program is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, with funding provided by the Homeowner Assistance Fund. American Rescue Planning Act of 2021.
TXHAF will offer assistance in the form of grants to pay any past due mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance and HOA fees.
For those who are owed on their mortgage, the maximum assistance is $40,000 per family.
For eligible residents who have past due property taxes, property insurance, HOA or condo association fees, the maximum assistance is $25,000 per family.
About 15,000 families in Bexar County will be able to collect the money.
Albert Uresti, tax assessor and collector, told KENS5: “Although it’s not a county program, the beauty of this program is that these are grants and they don’t need to be repaid. It’s free money.”
Are you eligible?
To receive funding, Bexar County residents must meet the following criteria.
- Owning and Occupying a Home in Texas as Primary Residence
- Experienced a qualifying financial hardship after January 21, 2020
- household income 100% of the median income for the region or 100% of the median income for the United States, whichever is greater
Additionally, residents must fall behind on one or more of the following payments: mortgage loans, property taxes, property insurance or HOA/condo association fees.
how to apply
To apply for assistance, landlords must submit an application through online portal,
For those who need help completing the application, view the comprehensive help document within the application or contact 1-833-651-3874.
Residents can also check the status of their application through the online portal once applied.
If approved, payments are sent directly to the mortgage service provider or property charge recipient: the tax authority, insurance company, or HOA.
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