Keeping a Family in Their Home

Pedro reached out to CRLA's Coachella office and learned he qualified for Keep Your Home California's Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program. This program pays up to 18 monthly mortgage payments for homeowners who are receiving unemployment.

Pedro is a 68-year-old migrant farmworker living with his family of four in the Coachella Valley. Around Christmas, he lost his job, and without his income, he feared losing the home he had worked so hard to provide for his family. 

Pedro reached out to CRLA's Coachella office and met with Community Worker Lorena Martinez. Lorena, along with Johanna Torres of CRLA's Rural Foreclosure Assistance Project, assessed Pedro's situation and realized he qualified for Keep Your Home California's Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program. This program pays up to 18 monthly mortgage payments for homeowners who are receiving unemployment. 

With the help of Lorena and Johanna, Pedro applied for the program, and in less than two months, his mortgage payments were covered while he looked for work. Pedro and his family will have a projected total savings of $23,115.24 over 18 months, and most importantly, they will keep their family home!

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