From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):
The Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Program (HEMAP) was credited with saving up to 47,000 homeowners from foreclosure over more than 27 years in existence. But as a result of budget cuts last year, the program ended July 1, 2011 leaving many homeowners struggling to keep a roof over their head.
But this program might be coming back. Just last week the House passed Senate Bill 1433 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=1433), the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Act. SB 1433 is now awaiting action by the Governor. If become law soon the Pennsylvania Housing Financial Authority said they could start accepting HEMAP applications by early July.
Please call to thank your members of the House and Senate for supporting homeowners in Pennsylvania by supporting this important program—no one voted against it! Find their contact information at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address. You can also call the Governor at (717) 787-2500 an urge him to sign SB 1433.