August 1, 2021 — Issue Brief

Some Homeowner Assistance Fund programs may decide to structure HAF assistance as an interestfree loan payable upon transfer of the property and forgivable over a period of time. We recommend that if HAF programs choose this structure, they avoid creating undue barriers to assistance such as requiring insurable title or conditioning assistance upon the resolution of outstanding liens or potential liens in order to assure priority of the program’s lien.