The Homeowner’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) has offered assistance to over 40,000 Pennsylvanians who face foreclosure through no fault of their own (like illness). The program was closed last year but has now been reopened, thanks to your advocacy on behalf of those in need, the program has been resumed.
Fran Viglietta, Director of Social Concerns, said “The PA Catholic Conference is extremely pleased that HEMAP is operating once again after a one year hiatus. The program has a proven track record of providing invaluable assistance to Pennsylvanians faced with possible foreclosure by allowing them to remain in their own homes during very difficult times. Thousands of families have already been helped by HEMAP and now many more will be able to benefit from the program.
HEMAP is unique in that it does not offer grants or “bailouts.” Rather, it provides loans to Pennsylvanians who are facing foreclosure because of, among other reasons, an unexpected medical emergency or a layoff. Since its founding in 1983, HEMAP has helped over 46,000 families. Over 85% of these families have been able to remain in their homes for the long term while repaying their HEMAP loans.
If you are interested in more information about HEMAP, contact 1-800-342-2397.