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Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund designed to keep Hoosiers in their homes

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Keeping Hoosiers in their homes – that’s the goal of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund.

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, R-Indiana, announced the expansion of the program Wednesday afternoon.

New eligibility criteria mean under-employed, sick and veteran homeowners can get some relief from foreclosure proceedings.

Homeowners can also receive up to $30,000 in assistance, help obtaining a short sale and access to financial literary courses.

“We all know that our homes are much more than four walls and a door. It’s where our memories are made, where our hearts go to rest. When foreclosure happens, communities suffer,” said Ellspermann.

Officials estimate the new guidelines and resources will help 10,000 Hoosier homeowners.