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Keep Your Home California loosened its rules to include those who are just deeply underwater on mortgages.

Jobless homeowners can still qualify for mortgage assistance program

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 - 11:21 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 - 11:36 am

More than 200,000 Californians saw their unemployment benefits expire on Saturday, but many of those out-of-work homeowners could still be eligible for assistance via Keep Your Home California, the federally funded foreclosure-prevention program that offers assistance to distressed homeowners.

The program offers up to $3,000 in free monthly mortgage help for qualified, unemployed homeowners for as long as 12 months. Homeowners must have received unemployment benefits within 30 days of requesting mortgage assistance.

Officials stressed that it is important for interested parties to apply as soon as possible.

More information about the program and the application process can be found at, or by calling (888) 954-5337 or (888) 982-5337.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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