Mortgage Payment Assistance Available for Unemployed Homeowners

Redmond, OR- In an effort to continue to prevent foreclosure in Oregon, the Oregon Housing Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) is temporarily opening its Mortgage Payment Assistance (MPA-U) program for unemployed homeowners. Potentially eligible applicants can submit their online application every other week (opens on Wednesdays) on OHSI’s website at

The MPA-U program provides a benefit of up to $20,000 in mortgage payments and up to $40,000 to reinstate loans that are in default for eligible applicants.

Basic eligibility requirements include:

  •          Homeowner must currently be receiving unemployment benefits
  •          The home is owner-occupied and primary residence
  •          Homeowner cannot be in active bankruptcy
  •          Homeowner cannot have previously received MPA benefits
  •          Income limit 160% SMI (State Medium Income)

OHSI determines eligibility of applicants. Other eligibility requirements may apply.

For more information or instruction on how to apply, please visit

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