HAP has done it again! I recently wrote about the military's Homeowner Assistance Program that is supposed to help our United States service members. When they have orders to relocate, or pcs, to a different military base, the newly expanded HAP would to cover up to 90% of the loss in the service member's upside-down mortgage. That would be wonderful, because many of our airmen, soldiers, marines and sailors purchased homes that are now worth less than the mortgage balances. The HAP program would probably save them from foreclosure or short sale.
HAP has provided NO assistance since the initiative was expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that became law this February. HAP has continually removed information from its website. They have thousands of applicants awaiting help. They have done nothing. And now it's worse.
Just this morning, I was notified by Don Duft, a fellow Realtor serving military, that HAP HAS COMPLETELY REMOVED ITS WEBSITE.
Friends, this is OUTRAGEOUS! Last time I wrote there is no help from HAP, now they are completely missing. It is time to take action! Don has shared a draft letter that I modified for your use. You may customize it to write your Senator or Congressman to do something to help our military members. Tell them HAP is TOO LATE to help thousands who have orders to pcs. Action must be taken NOW to support the men and women who defend us every day!
Honorable Senator or Congressman________
As Realtor working with Veterans and United States military members it appears that the DOD Homeowners Assistance Program is not responding to those authorized to be assisted in the 2009 Stimulus bill – those Active Duty Military in a Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS). The 2009 PCS season is at its peak and the DOD does not have the rules issued by which an applicant can benefit. In fact, nothing has been done.
It is time that you step in to intervene for these deserving Active Duty Military members so they can complete their PCS move assisted by the program the Senate and House crafted and was signed into law. These brave men and women do not deserve foreclosure or ruined credit, while defending our nation. It is not encouraging and when you call it is even more discouraging.
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You can find your Senators here and your Congressmen here. Please do what you can and take a stand to help those who help us.
Wendy Rulnick, Broker, CRP, CRS, GRI, ABR Rulnick Realty, Inc. 850-650-7883
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