IL Hardest Hit program application deadline approaching


The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is announcing the wind down of the Illinois Hardest Hit program, a federally funded initiative that helps those facing foreclosure to stay in their homes.

Homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages due to unemployment, underemployment or financial hardship are encouraged to apply for up to $35,000 in mortgage payment assistance before the program closes on April 30.

Interested homeowners can apply online for free at and will be automatically linked with a local housing agency that will answer questions, prescreen for eligibility and assist homeowners in preparing the application and assembling the required supporting documentation.

“The Hardest Hit program leverages federal dollars to keep families, seniors and persons with disabilities from becoming homeless,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I encourage homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments to act now and apply before the deadline to ensure they receive assistance and can stay in their homes.”

Free applications for the program are available online through IHDA’s Illinois Hardest Hit website until April 30, 2019:

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