Jackson Works with Faith-Based Leaders to Help Homeowners
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It's often not easy to admit you're falling behind on your mortgage or property taxes. That's why Jackson and the State are working with church to keep families in their homes. The "Step Forward Michigan Faith Partnership" will work with homeowners who are already behind, or can see trouble on the horizon.
The State Housing Development Authority thinks working with faith-based community leaders will result in more people getting help "that's their trusted advisors they're a great direction for assistance and what better partnership than that?"
The program can offer 12-month of help to people who lose their jobs and know they're going to have a hard time making payments. It can also give as much as 30 thousand dollars to families who are behind. The money is coming from the federal government's ban bailout fund.