Lewisville residents can continue to receive financial assistance under United Way of Denton County’s mortgage assistance program.

The details

Lewisville City Council approved the program’s extension Aug. 7. It is a partnership between the organization and the city.

Eligible households that are behind on their payments can receive up to six months of mortgage assistance. The program combines direct financial assistance with resource navigation to help homeowners stay in their homes and regain financial stability, according to United Way of Denton County.

The program is for those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Eligible residents must live within Lewisville or Castle Hills and meet certain income requirements, which vary by household size.

The background

Council approved an agreement with United Way of Denton County to provide mortgage assistance in the amount of $145,000 last year. A new agreement was required after the original expired May 31 with over $58,800 remaining, according to the agenda item.

Lewisville residents between 80% and 120% of the area median income originally qualified for assistance. Under the new agreement, residents below 80% area median income are now eligible.

The new agreement extends the program through Dec. 31.

One more thing

The income eligibility breakdown and online prescreening form can be found here.

There are additional resources available for Lewisville residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 but are not eligible for the program. Questions can be directed to Keaton Hare, mortgage resource navigator at United Way of Denton County, at [email protected].