Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line

Pauletta Fajinmi waited more than six months to receive help from a Pennsylvania program to help homeowners recover from the pandemic.

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Pauletta Fajinmi had been waiting for more than six months.

Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line

Rooftops of homes in Blair County, Pennsylvania.

Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line

Pennsylvania received $350 million in federal aid for mortgage relief. The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund opened in February 2022.

Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line

Alexis VanBuren’s application was approved in August, but was delayed another three months after her mortgage company needed to update some of the information it had provided.