The NC Homeowner Assistance Fund was established through the 2021 American Rescue Plan to prevent mortgage delinquencies, defaults, displacements and foreclosures for homeowners experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The law allocates funding for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eligible territories and tribal authorities to provide relief for our country’s most vulnerable homeowners. Based on guidance from the US Department of the Treasury, each state developed its own plan. North Carolina was allocated $273 million and developed the NC Homeowner Assistance Fund that is tailored to meet the needs of most North Carolina homeowners impacted by the pandemic, particularly those with low and moderate incomes. Please note that this program is for homeowners who are at least 30 days delinquent on their mortgage or housing-related payments. If you are current on your payments, but still need assistance, please review our Resources for other programs that may be able to help you.
Assistance is available up to $40,000 per household. Funds are limited.
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to job loss/business closure, reduction in hours or pay, difficulty obtaining new employment, death of a spouse or co-borrower or increased expenses due to the pandemic, you could be eligible for assistance. Increased expenses can be due to health care, the need to care for a family member, increased child care costs due to school closures or increased costs associated with quarantine.
The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency that finances affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market. Since its creation in 1973 by the General Assembly, the Agency has financed more than 318,830 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $30.1 billion.
The Agency provides financing through the sale of tax-exempt bonds and the management of federal tax credit programs, the federal HOME Program, the State and National Housing Trust Funds, the Homeowner Assistance Fund and other programs.