Federal and State Mortgage Modification Programs

Federal and State Mortgage Modification Programs

The following programs have been created by the Federal Government and the State of New Jersey to encourage your lender to work with you and to modify your mortgage so that future payments are affordable to you.

Find out if you might be eligible for any of these programs by visiting the websites below or by contacting a housing counseling agency listed here. These programs have been created to help you. There is no fee to get information about these programs.

Federal Foreclosure Programs

makinghome affrdable.govMaking Home Affordable (MHA) is a key federal program designed to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Homeowners in need of assistance can work with a HUD-approved housing counseling agency free-of-charge to understand their options and apply to MHA for assistance.

Visit www.makinghomeaffordable.gov for more detailed information, or contact a HUD Certified Housing Counselor to find a counseling agency that serves your county.

State Foreclosure Programs

NJ Home Keeper ProgramThe New Jersey HomeKeeper Program – The HomeKeeper Program was designed to offer financial assistance to New Jersey homeowners who were in danger of losing their homes as a direct result of unemployment or underemployment.

The program was very successful and all program funds have been committed or are in the process of being committed. Therefore, as of November 30, 2013, the HomeKeeper application portal is closed to new applicants. 

If you presently have a HomeKeeper loan and have servicing questions, please visit http://www.njhomekeeper.com for further information.