The New York State Mortgage Assistance Program provides 0% interest mortgage loans of up to $40,000 to eligible New York homeowners at risk of foreclosure.
Who administers the program?
The New York State Mortgage Assistance Program is administered by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, a non-profit organization that promotes and protects affordable homeownership. Loans are made by Sustainable Neighborhoods LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Center.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, homeowners must have experienced a financial hardship and must demonstrate an ability to afford their housing payments after receiving assistance. There are other requirements a homeowner must also meet in order to be eligible, which the housing counselor or legal services provider we refer you to will explain in detail.
What can loan funds be used for?
Funds can be used to bring a mortgage current, help get a modification, pay off a mortgage or property tax arrears, or settle other debts that could lead to foreclosure.
What are the loan terms?
The loans made under NYS-MAP are mortgage loans that carry 0% interest. No monthly installment payments are required on the loan during its term but the full principal amount is due on the sale or refinance of the home or upon default.