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New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« on: February 08, 2022, 08:51:21 PM »
Anyone knows someone who got already funded in NYS?

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 02:50:06 PM »
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just got my future payment application denied, because those sneaky fellas added a clause to the policy-manual just recently, adding a requirement to actually be getting unemployment benefits, and not "just" unemployed.
even a month after applying, I went through the whole manual and there was no mention of it.. are they legally allowed to do that?

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2022, 03:31:15 PM »
@cgr
just got my future payment application denied, because those sneaky fellas added a clause to the policy-manual just recently, adding a requirement to actually be getting unemployment benefits, and not "just" unemployed.
even a month after applying, I went through the whole manual and there was no mention of it.. are they legally allowed to do that?
As far as I know this requirement has been around since the program opened.
See the Policy Manual here: https://www.nyhomeownerfund.org/policy-manual
Section "Forward Payment (FP) Eligibility Criteria", #3.
Eligible applicants must have one unemployed member of the household to qualify for FP. One of the following criteria must be met: (1) the applicant or a member of the applicant household is currently receiving unemployment benefits, OR (2) the applicant or a member of the applicant’s household had their unemployment benefits expire on or after September 5, 2021.

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2022, 04:27:14 PM »
As far as I know this requirement has been around since the program opened.
See the Policy Manual here: https://www.nyhomeownerfund.org/policy-manual
Section "Forward Payment (FP) Eligibility Criteria", #3.
Eligible applicants must have one unemployed member of the household to qualify for FP. One of the following criteria must be met: (1) the applicant or a member of the applicant household is currently receiving unemployment benefits, OR (2) the applicant or a member of the applicant’s household had their unemployment benefits expire on or after September 5, 2021.
That quote definitely was not there a month ago.
It then gave the option of supplying a letter of germination from the employer, or a letter of employment.
I literally went through the policy manual so many times.

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2022, 04:33:18 PM »
@cgr
just got my future payment application denied, because those sneaky fellas added a clause to the policy-manual just recently, adding a requirement to actually be getting unemployment benefits, and not "just" unemployed.
even a month after applying, I went through the whole manual and there was no mention of it.. are they legally allowed to do that?
Did you get any assistance?

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2022, 05:07:06 PM »
That quote definitely was not there a month ago.
It then gave the option of supplying a letter of germination from the employer, or a letter of employment.
I literally went through the policy manual so many times.
I don't know the exact date they added it (I agree that it wasn't there prior the program's opening), but it was around by January 3 when the program opened.

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2022, 05:30:10 PM »
I don't know the exact date they added it (I agree that it wasn't there prior the program's opening), but it was around by January 3 when the program opened.
The wording allowing the letter of termination from the employer was there in early february. that's when I uploaded my documents, and I even copy-pasted from there to the "notes" section, while uploading.

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2022, 11:10:59 AM »
Status shows "Assigned to Case Management" for over a month. Anything to do?  Anyone get anything yet?

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Re: New York Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Mortgage Help
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2022, 04:11:26 PM »
Anyone get any help/assistance yet?
« Last Edit: May 11, 2022, 04:15:48 PM by dealsrus »