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The U.S. government provides the Home Affordable Modification Program and the Home Affordable Refinance Program to homeowners in need of assistance. Other programs available as of 2015 are the Affordable Foreclosure Alte... More »

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A homeowner experiencing financial hardship applies for debt relief loan from the government by filling out the Request for Mortgage Assistance form and sending it with proof of income to his lender, states the Departmen... More »

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To qualify for fuel assistance programs, an applicant must be a homeowner or renter whose cost of heating is included in rent and whose gross annual income does not exceed 60 percent of the state median income. Program c... More »

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To be eligible for mortgage modification assistance through the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, homeowners must provide documents to prove financial hardship and have the financial ability to make modified... More »

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Public assistance refers to government programs that provide funding to communities, individuals and families in need. For instance, the SNAP public assistance program provides funds to individuals and families who can't... More »

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While the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the extension of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) to December 31, 2016, there are no indications that HARP 3.0 will happen any time soon as of Aug... More »

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People with disabilities are entitled to Social Security disability benefits, family assistance programs, home energy and utility assistance, prescription drugs benefits, and Supplemental Security Income based on financi... More »

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