Hagåtña, Guam - Following approval from the U.S. Treasury today, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration announces the launch of the Guam Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program. The Department of Administration (DOA) will administer the Guam HAF Program, which provides $13.5 million to homeowners in need of financial assistance for mortgage and housing obligations, and relief for mortgage, utility, and property taxes. Pre-applications will be available beginning Monday, January 31, 2022.
“We are grateful to our federal partners at the U.S. Treasury for their continued guidance and support throughout this pandemic, enabling us to provide the maximum resources available to our people,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “The Guam HAF Program will assist homeowners who have experienced financial hardship since January 21, 2020. If the pandemic has affected your ability to stay on top of your mortgage and utility obligations, this program may provide you up to $15,000 in financial relief assistance to avoid foreclosure.”
“The ongoing pandemic has placed insurmountable stress on our families, many of whom lost precious working hours or lost work completely,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “While our people have done what is necessary to keep themselves and their families safe, this relief offers stability through these unprecedented times. Through the HAF Program, our administration expects to provide a lifeline to more than a thousand households before the end of 2022.”
Homeowners can apply online at doa.guam.gov or visit the Guam HAF Program office located on the 2nd floor of the ITC building in Tamuning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Financial assistance is funded through an allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. For more information, contact the Guam HAF office at 671-638-3814 or visit doa.guam.gov.