The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office encourages local homeowners who have fallen behind on their property tax payments during the COVID-19 pandemic to check their eligibility to apply for California Mortgage Relief Program funds.
The California Mortgage Relief Program provides financial assistance to get caught up on past-due mortgages or property taxes to help homeowners with a mortgage, a reverse mortgage, or who are mortgage-free. Using $1 billion in federal funds, the grants help homeowners who had a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance provided through this program is not a loan and does not need to be paid back.
For homeowners who pay their property taxes directly to the county, grants fund the past-due amount that is owed to the county’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, up to $20,000 per household.
Homeowners can check to see if they are eligible to apply for the California Mortgage Relief Program by visiting CaMortgageRelief.org and clicking the “Apply Now” button. Homeowners who meet the prescreening criteria may complete an application for funding. Application assistance is available by calling (888) 840-2594.
For more information on the California Mortgage Relief Program, please visit CaMortgageRelief.org. For more information regarding the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector, please visit the county’s Treasurer-Tax Collector web page.