This Bailout Is For Families (Not Banks)!

This Bailout Is For Families (Not Banks)!

There is a slight upside to living in a state with one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Michigan was one of ten states chosen to receive part of $2.1 billion in order to combat rising foreclosure rates. Our hefty $154.5 million (chump change compared to California’s $699 million and Florida’s $418 million) portion will ideally help about 16,000 struggling families in three different ways according to this article.

1. The state plans to use some of these funds to help unemployed families make their house payments, giving them a subsidy of up to $750 a month for up to a year.

2. For those families who are lucky enough to find a new job, and are able to once again make their payments, they state will dole out up to $5,000 to help them with their back payments.

3. If the lending bank agrees to match the payment, up to $10,000 could go to paying down your mortgage principle.

The downside to this is that while some people facing a Michigan Foreclosure will get the help they need, there will inevitably be many families left struggling to stay afloat. We here at Great Lakes Home Solutions can’t offer you a government bail out, but we may be able to help in other, more permanent ways. If you have a hardship and can no longer afford your payments, give Emily a call. She’ll help you choose the right option for you.


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