DES Emergency Rental Assistance Program – https://era.azdes.gov
MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE OPTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS
The Arizona Department of Housing offers Foreclosure Assistance. The Save Our Home AZ (“SOHAZ”) Program offers Principal Reduction Assistance, Monthly Mortgage Subsidy Assistance for under and unemployed Arizonans and Second Lien Elimination Assistance to qualified Arizona homeowners. Access more information about the SOHAZ program.
Federal Mortgage Assistance and Loan Lookup Tools:
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, encourages homeowners adversely impacted by COVID-19 who are having difficulty paying their mortgages to reach out to their mortgage servicers as soon as possible. As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advises, “you can find the number for your mortgage servicer on your monthly mortgage statement or coupon book.” Here is guidance on how to look up who owns your mortgage.
Additionally, the FHFA has established a dedicated webpage with relevant updates and resources related to mortgage help for homeowners impacted by COVID-19.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have dedicated webpages for homeowners, with online tools for determining if your mortgage is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. These sites include:
- Use Fannie Mae’s Loan Lookup Tool
- Or call 1-800-2FANNIE (1-800-232-6643)
- Use Freddie Mac’s Loan Lookup Tool
- Or call 1-800-FREDDIE (1-800-373-3343)
ASSISTANCE OPTIONS FOR RENTERS
The Arizona Department of Housing offers Eviction Prevention Assistance. Learn more about the service and view a list of Community Action Agencies throughout the state of Arizona that provide eviction assistance.