Hartford area housing counseling agencies are accepting applications for new federal aid available for homeowners who are facing foreclosure.
Connecticut is one of just five states to receive $33 million from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program.
The money will provide forgivable loans to help homeowners facing foreclosure due to unemployment, underemployment or for medical reasons.
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority is taking applications. It provide services free-of-charge to homeowners who are delinquent or in danger of becoming delinquent on their mortgages.
"I encourage homeowners who are facing foreclosure or can't keep up with their mortgage payments to contact one of the four Hartford-based CHFA-HUD approved counseling agencies immediately as this funding is only available for a short time,” Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said in a news release.
CHFA will host a Housing Fair on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.