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COVID-19: Housing partnership offers help on mortgage, foreclosures, and rents in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The nonprofit Housing Partnership is offering help to Morris County residents on various issues regarding homeownership or rentals during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Housing Partnership, a resource for home buyer education and programs in North Jersey, offers education, counseling services, and special financial programs for households of all income levels. Regarding the current crisis, the agency has advice on mortgages, foreclosures, and rental issues.

Mortgages and Foreclosures:

You may have heard that some lenders are offering a moratorium on payments but those are only offered to people who contact their lenders and explain their situation. It is important that you act quickly and that you understand the terms of the moratoriums.

The Housing Partnership offers free, HUD-approved Foreclosure Prevention Counseling to help you avoid scams and understand what your options are if you’re struggling with your mortgage during this crisis. To begin the process with a HUD-Certified housing counselor start here.

Freddie Mac has published an interactive guide to sustaining homeownership in a crisis. You can find that guide here and they’ve also shared some information on avoiding phone fraud.

For Renters:

The Housing Partnership also offers free, confidential counseling to renters in the Morris, Sussex, and Warren County areas. It is a HUD-certified counseling agency that understands the process and can be your navigator to help avoid eviction. For more information on free rental counseling, click here.

You can find general answers to frequently asked renter questions here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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