Homeowner Assistance Fund Saves Childhood Home

By OHFA Communications
Oklahoma HAF Grant Saves Trevesia's Home

" I was able to get caught up on other bills, keep lights on and I didn't lose the home."

After battling COVID-19 twice and losing her job, Trevesia worried she might not ever be able to come out from under the mountain of bills that continued to grow. She worried she would lose the home she owns that once belonged to her grandmother.

"I was at my last resort. I was going to lose my childhood home," Trevesia said.

This wasn't the first time Trevesia faced adversity. In 2018, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Family members helped her stay afloat. The pandemic brought new challenges. Family members also struggled. There was no extra money to help make ends meet.

Seeking solutions, Trevesia turned to an internet search where she found the Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF).

"It popped up. Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency was helping homeowners who were struggling with foreclosures and past-due amounts on their home," she said.

Though she initially assumed she would not qualify for a HAF grant, Trevesia completed the paperwork and submitted an application. As a result, a HAF grant paid her property taxes.

"With them paying my back taxes, I was able to get caught up on other bills, keep lights on and I didn't lose the home," said Trevesia. "It was a great relief for me."

Learn More About the Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund

The Homeowner Assistance Fund offers up to $35,000 in grant assistance to homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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