Have you experienced hardship due to COVID–19?
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we wanted to reach out and assure you that our servicing team is here to work with you. If you’ve been impacted by COVID-19, and are experiencing income loss or financial hardship, we have Loss Mitigation agents available to answer any of your questions, and let you know what account assistance may be available to you. Please call us at 1-800-650-7162
If you are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for loss mitigation. Please respond by providing us with additional information by contacting Franklin at the below-referenced telephone number.
When you are providing additional information, please note that we will also ask you to confirm your name, social security number and whether the property is still your primary residence.
In addition, we will provide to you, a list of government approved housing counseling agencies in your area which provide free or very low-cost counseling. These agencies specialize in assisting homeowners who are facing financial difficulty. You may consider contacting one of these agencies immediately for assistance. Housing counselors can help you assess your financial condition and work with you to explore options that may be available to you which may include loan forbearance, modifying your loan or assistance with establishing an easier payment plan for you.
You may contact Franklin’s Loss Mitigation Department directly Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time, to discuss possible options.
If you need further information, please call the HOPE NOW HOTLINE: 888-995-4673 or visit the Departments’ website: Click Here (Please note NY may from time to time change the number of its toll-free helpline and/or its web address.)
Homeowners Assistance Fund
Homeowner Assistance Fund
1) WHAT IS THE HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE FUND (HAF)?
The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is a federal assistance program that helps homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 pay their mortgage or other home expenses.
The HAF program available to you will depend on your area. Each state or territory developed its own program. Programs were also developed by Tribes (or their Tribally Designated Housing Entity), the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and the District of Columbia.
2) AM I ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible, you must:
• Have experienced a financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Apply for assistance for your primary residence.
• Have household income at or below your state’s program requirements. Most state programs limit eligibility to households with less than 150% of the median income in your area or $79,900, whichever is higher. Some programs have established lower limits, so check your program’s income requirements before applying.
• Meet additional requirements specific to the program where you are applying.
3) HOW DO I APPLY?
Visit www.consumerfinance.gov/haf/ to check your local program. Application processes may vary by location. You will need to verify that you meet income requirements and may need to provide additional necessary documentation.
Please be advised that the only language access service we have available, other than English, is to speak with a representative in Spanish. We do not provide written translations of any communications into a language other than English.
Please be further advised that a translation and description of commonly-used debt collection terms is available in multiple languages on the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ website, www.nyc.gov/dca