Homeowner Assistance Fund

HAF Assistance

AVOID SCAMS — Many bad actors are waiting to take advantage of homeowners in trouble. Don’t pay anyone who offers to help you for a fee. Call the state hotline.

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Federal funds are available to Washington homeowners who have experienced hardships due to the pandemic (after January 21, 2020). The Housing Finance Commission administers this Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program across Washington state.

Background on the Homeowner Assistance Fund

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the historic American Rescue Plan Act that included the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). The State of Washington will receive $173,153,935 from HAF.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is administering these funds and requires each state to submit a Homeowner Assistance Fund Plan before it can access the full amount of the funding. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission therefore has developed a plan to comply with the requirements for distribution of our state’s allocation.

With Treasury’s approval, the Commission proposed to use the allocation to provide services as set forth in our draft American Rescue Plan Act, Washington State Homeowner Assistance Fund Plan.

The WHSFC Board of Commissioners approved the proposed plan on March 24, 2022.

Read Washington’s HAF Plan

This program or project was supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number HAF0025 awarded to the Washington State Department of Commerce by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

How to get help: Homeowners should call the Homeownership Hotline at 877‐894‐4663 to start working with a housing counselor on their specific situation.

Be wary of scams: Call the state hotline at 877‐894‐4663 to get help that is free and safe.

Learn more about the HAF:

U.S. Treasury Department HAF Guidance (PDF)

American Rescue Plan Act

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