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California Mortgage Relief Program and Property Tax Assistance
$1 billion in mortgage relief funds are now available to California homeowners who have fallen behind on housing payments or property taxes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds do not have to be paid back and the program is free.
The California Mortgage Relief Program is funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeowners Assistance Fund. It was designed to provide assistance to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments or property tax payments due to pandemic-related financial hardships.
The program is provided to homeowners through the CalHFA Homeowner Relief Corporation.
Homeowners can check their eligibility, apply for property tax relief, and obtain information in several additional languages at CaMortgageRelief.org.
For assistance, please contact (888) 840-2594 or [email protected].
FIRST INSTALLMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2022 AND WILL BE DELINQUENT IF NOT PAID BY DECEMBER 12, 2022.
Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than DECEMBER 12, 2022.
SECOND INSTALLMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2023 AND WILL BE DELINQUENT IF NOT PAID BY APRIL 10, 2023.
Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2023.
Electronic Payments can be made online or by telephone (866) 506-8035.
Please note there is a convenience fee of 2.5% for credit/debit card payments or a $3.00 flat fee for an e-Check.
Checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders can be mailed to:
Lake County Tax Collector
255 N Forbes Street, Rm 215
Lakeport, CA 95453