Loan servicers will play a critical role in providing assistance through the Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund to Iowa homeowners at-risk of foreclosure.
Review the Iowa HAF program eligibility and assistance criteria available at www.iowafinance.com/IHAF.
Review the program term sheet.
Complete Iowa HAF portal system training.
Submit required payment information through the portal. Please remember to upload your W-9.
Add at least two contacts to the portal.
Gather a list of Iowa borrowers that are delinquent by at least one payment.
Send outreach email to delinquent Iowa borrowers with instructions on how to apply for assistance (sample email included in servicer toolkit).
If you’re a sub-servicer or servicer for others, please reach out to us for further instruction to make sure your initial set-up is correct. Sub-servicers will be asked to provide a current list of clients.
The Iowa HAF program offers recurring trainings for servicers on the system portal and process.View Trainings
County Treasurers, land contract owners, manufactured home consumer lenders, manufactured home park owners, homeowner associations and insurance companies must agree to participate in the program prior to assistance being awarded on behalf of homeowners. These third-parties must review, complete and submit a participation agreement.
View program eligibility criteria and details at www.iowafinance.com/IHAF.
Upon notification that a borrower has been conditionally approved for HAF, the servicer shall not initiate the foreclosure process or, if the borrower is already in the foreclosure process, conduct a foreclosure sale for 45 days, with any extensions by mutual consent of the eligible entity and the servicer.