HHF Volunteer Service Program

Have you heard about the Hardest Hit Fund?

Through the Hardest Hit Fund, Indiana was awarded more than $221.7 million by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help provide mortgage payment assistance to homeowners experiencing financial hardship and at risk of mortgage loan default or foreclosure.

Under this program, assistance is available to approved homeowners who became unemployed through no fault of their own on or after January 1, 2009. This assistance is administered through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). To see additional eligibility requirements, visit www.877GetHope.org or call 1-877-GET-HOPE. By applying online, you’ll initiate contact with an Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network specialist who will perform an assessment to determine your eligibility.

Because Indiana believes it’s important to give back to our community through deed or self-improvement, approved Hardest Hit Fund applicants are required to participate in one of three program components: approved training, education, or volunteer service. Those who reside in Region 2 or Region 3 and choose volunteer service are referred to Catholic Charities, which administers the program in those areas.

So take the first step today, and see if you qualify for this assistance —apply online at www.877GetHope.org!


The Catholic Charities Hardest Hit Fund Volunteer Service Program

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend has been awarded the grants to administer the Hardest Hit Fund Volunteer Service Program (HHFVSP) Region 2 (Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties) and Region 3 (Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties). Individuals who are deemed eligible for participation in the Hardest Hit Fund Program by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, and who choose volunteer work as their participation component, will be referred to Catholic Charities if they reside within one of these two regions. Our HHFVSP staff will then assist you in securing an appropriate volunteer opportunity. Our HHFVSP program staff information is as follows:

Region 2
Program Director
Claire Coleman, M.P.A.
Email: ccoleman@ccfwsb.org

Volunteer Coordinator
Annie Envall, B.A.
Email: aenvall@ccfwsb.org

1817 Miami Street
South Bend, Indiana 46613
Phone: (574) 234-3111
Fax: (574) 289-1034

Region 3
Program Director
Robin Springstead, B.S.
Email: rspringstead@ccfwsb.org

315 East Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Phone: (260) 422-5625, ext. 223
Fax: (260) 422-5657

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