Are you behind on your property tax payments due to COVID-19? Help is available for eligible Stanislaus County homeowners.
The California Mortgage Relief Program is expanding to provide tax payment assistance to help you get caught up. The program uses federal Homeowner Assistance Funds to help homeowners with past-due property tax payments.
The program is free. The funds do not need to be repaid and there is no cost to apply.
"This will be a big help to homeowners who are delinquent on property taxes due to COVID-19," stated Donna Riley, Stanislaus County Treasurer-Tax Collector. "Eligible homeowners could receive up to $20,000 to cover past due property tax payments."
Riley added that there are more than 2,800 homeowners currently behind in their property taxes in Stanislaus County. To receive funding, applicants must meet specific criteria related to financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
To find out if you qualify for the program, please go to CaMortgageRelief.org. You can also call 1-888-840-2594.
The California Mortgage Relief Program is part of the state's Housing is Key initiative.