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Pritzker administration launches $150 million in emergency mortgage assistance

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced on Monday the opening of the state’s new Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) program to assist homeowners who have seen their income decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Through the EMA program, IHDA will allocate grants up to $15,000 to help income-eligible homeowners who have struggled to make their mortgage payments as a result of the pandemic. Applications are now available at ema.ihda.org. IHDA expects to assist approximately 10,000 households . . .

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