The Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund, (PAHAF) pandemic-related financial help for homeowners through the American Rescue Plan Act, launched Feb. 1.

The fund aims to support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who are falling behind on their property taxes, homeowners insurance, utilities, mortgage payments, and homeowners association fees. It can assist homeowners with up to $30,000 of need.

Paula Powers-Watts, executive director of the Credit Counseling Center in Richboro, Bucks County, a nonprofit that is helping homeowners apply.

The Credit Counseling Center also has its own waiting list for folks interested in applying for the program.

“We have clients that have been calling every month to see if the program opened up,” said Powers-Watts. “It’s almost unending, the number of calls we get.”

Listen Here — WHYY Emily Rizzo February 3, 2022