COVID mortgage relief coming for more California homeowners

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California has expanded a COVID-19 program designed to help those who have fallen behind on their payments during the pandemic. Homeowners who missed at least two mortgage payments before June 30, 2022, now may be eligible to have delinquent payments of up to $80,000 covered.

The one caveat is that homeowners are eligible for assistance if they make 150% or less of their county’s median income. In Contra Costa and Alameda, a family of four that $214,200 or less per year would qualify.