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Maui wildfire victims can pre-register for new foreclosure prevention and rebuilding program [KITV News]

Lahaina Recovery

MAUI COUNTY, Hawaii (Island News) – Maui wildfire victims can now pre-register to a program seeking to prevent foreclosure and support rebuilding.

The Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program was launched with a partnership between Hawaiʻi Community Lending (HCL), Lahaina Community Land Trust (LCLT), and the Hawaiʻi Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Division Financial Institutions (DFI).

The program seeks to help homeowners rebuild, pay off mortgages, prevent foreclosures, apply for grants and loans, plus get financial counseling.

“Whatʻs happening right now is the reason why LCLT was formed,” said Mikey Burke, LCLT board president. “To be in a position to help our community from losing our land, and our neighbors from losing their homes. We are committed to using every tool available to stop the continued displacement of our people. That includes pushing back on the predatory practice of prematurely initiating foreclosure proceedings on folks while they are under an approved disaster forbearance plan.”

Impacted residents can now complete the program interest form to secure a spot. Official applications start next Monday, July 15.

Learn more about the Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program. See article at KITV News. Photo credit: Jae C. Hong

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