Cass County homeowners encouraged to apply for grant

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. -- Cass County homeowners in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for a grant.

Homeowners struggling to pay bills may have an opportunity to get help through a fund established by the state of Michigan earlier this year.

The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund uses federal resources allocated under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide financial assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on homeownership related expenses.

The program can help with delinquent mortgage, property tax and/or condominium expenses, payment of escrow shortages and past due utilities payments.

“So far, MIHAF has awarded $94,973.20 to Cass County residents just for delinquent property taxes." Said Anderson's Office.

To qualify, applicants must have experienced a qualified financial hardship due to COVID after January 21, 2020, or had a qualified hardship that began before January 21, 2020, but continued after that date, meet income requirements, and the property must be owner-occupied.

The maximum amount of assistance per household is $25,000. MIHAF funds are given directly to the program partner to be applied to a homeowner's delinquent account.

Homeowners who are interested can find details by calling (844) 756, 4423 or by visiting their website.

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