Few take money aimed to help homeowners with mortgages, taxes: Surprised officials

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David McKay Wilson Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 6:02 a.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020 Updated 9:33 a.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020 Despite a plenteous pot of federal funds for struggling homeowners, officials are struggling to find takers as the COVID mortgage relief program deadline nears. The looming problem is that there’s $2 million available in Westchester County, but the money must be dispersed by Dec. 31. Officials at two nonprofit housing agencies, with $1.2 million to hand out, have given an average of $9,500 to just 6 homeowners from this particular pot of COVID aid. There’s $1,943,00 more to giveaway, but only 38 days left to do it.