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Obama Administration Approves $1.5 Billion in Foreclosure-Prevention Funding

Insight June 25, 2010

On June 23, the Obama Administration approved $1.5 billion in "Hardest Hit Fund" foreclosure-prevention funding for state Housing Financing Agencies. The funding is meant to support struggling homeowners in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, and Nevada.

President Obama established the "Hardest Hit Fund" in February 2010 in order to provide aid to those most affected by the housing downturn. This recent approval will assist struggling homeowners with negative equity through principal reduction, assist some individuals with mortgage payments, facilitate the settlement of second liens, facilitate short sales and/or deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, and assist in the payment of arrearages.

The full press release from the Department of the Treasury is available here.