Illinois Hardest Hit Program (HHF) 

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On April 20, 2016, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), who administers the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, announced it has secured additional funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to continue to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and stabilize communities. See press release. IHDA is currently working hard to re-establish the program and expects to resume accepting applications in August/September 2016.

Thousands of homeowners across Illinois who have experienced a 20 percent drop or more in income have already been helped and received temporary mortgage assistance through the Illinois Hardest Hit program. With this additional funding, we look forward to assisting even more homeowners and communities across the state. Please refer to this website for updates. Thank you for your patience.

If you are reporting a home sale, foreclosure or change in mailing address contact Customer Service at 855-873-7405 or hhfcustomerservice@ihda.org.


IFPN Logo The Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN)

If neither the Illinois Hardest Hit program nor the Homeowner Preservation Program are available to you and you are still in need of assistance, contact the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network by visiting www.keepyourhomeillinois.org or call 1-855-KEEP-411 (1-855-533-7411). The Network is a FREE, one-stop resource connecting homeowners with important tools, including access to legal advice, mortgage assistance, and tips on how to avoid mortgage fraud. You can also get connected to a housing counselor who can suggest other programs you may be eligible for. Help is available. Don't delay, act now!

Blight Reduction Program (BRP) 

The Illinois Housing Development Authority also allocates Hardest Hit Funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury to Illinois government entities and their not-for-profit partners as they target blighted, vacant, residential properties in specific communities for demolition, greening, and eventual reuse or redevelopment. Local governments can access more information about the Blight Reduction Program for their communities here.

- WARNING - www.illinoishardesthit.org is the OFFICIAL website for the Illinois Hardest Hit Fund Program.  If you feel you have become a victim of mortgage assistance fraud, you may contact us at mortgagefraud@ihda.org or contact the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Financial Stability Anti-Fraud Unit or the SIGTARP Hotline

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