|$1 million NOW available in Mortgage Payment Assistance in Benton County|
Online applications for Oregon homeowners is now open for the state’s newest Mortgage Payment Assistance Unemployment (MPA-U) program at www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org.
Over 2,000 homeowners in Oregon will receive up to $20,000 or one year of mortgage payments through this program. In Benton County, $1 million is available to those who qualify. Applications for the program are every 2nd Wednesday at NOON (June 13th, 27th, July 11th and 25th). Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services is assisting Benton County residents who have completed the online applications and assisting those who don’t have computer access.
“Since the on-line application process opened in early March, applications are being taken slowly, but not all applications are being claimed as thought prior to the program launch” states Holly Needham, Mortgage Payment Assistance Coordinator at Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services. She encourages everyone who is receiving unemployment benefits to go to www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org to learn about the program and to apply on one of the dates listed above.
Benton County residents without access to the internet can use computers at the local WorkSource Oregon office, call WNHS at 541.752.7220 or stop by our office at 257 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis to utilize the public computer to input the application or receive additional assistance on application release dates.
This program is first come, first serve, but Needham is concerned with the slower start that the available funds might not be spoken for in Benton County which means the funds will get returned to the state to be used elsewhere in Oregon. This program is a wonderful opportunity for those who are unemployed and having a hard time paying their mortgage while searching for work
Brigetta Olson – Deputy Director (541) 752-7220 ext. 304 email@example.com
Holly Needham – MPA Program Coordinator (541) 752-7220 ext. 313
Kym O’Hare - HomeOwnership Center Coordinator (541) 752-7220 ext. 305