Homeowners have until 11 p.m. to file for help


Homeowners in Minnesota who have fallen behind on their mortgages due to unemployment may qualify for up to $50,000 in emergency federal loans to help them avoid foreclosure. 

But they have to act fast: the deadline for applying to HUD’s Emergency Homeowners Loan Program is 11 p.m. on Friday.

The new government program has set aside $56 million for Minnesota homeowners. Nationally, the HUD program will provide $1 billion in help for homeowners in 27 states.  

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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