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File #: 17-2616    Version: 1 Name: Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), Chicago, Illinois Housing Counseling services for the Circuit Court’s Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.
Type: Intergovernmental Agreement Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 3/31/2017 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/10/2017 Final action: 5/10/2017
Title: PROPOSED INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department(s): Office of the Chief Judge Other Part(ies): Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to increase and extend an interagency agreement Good(s) or Service(s): Housing counseling and telephone helpline management services for the Circuit Court's Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program Agreement period: 12/1/2013 - 11/30/2016, previously extended through 5/31/2017. Proposed extension: 6/1/2017 - 11/30/2017 Fiscal Impact: $283,486.00 Accounts: 310-260 Agreement Number(s): N/A Summary: Under this proposed increase and six-month extension of the interagency agreement, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will continue to operate a toll-free helpline service and manage and administer housing counseling services as a part of the Circuit Court's free Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. Families facing foreclosure call the IHDA's helpline to receive im...
Indexes: TIMOTHY C. EVANS, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

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PROPOSED INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT

 

Department(s):  Office of the Chief Judge 

 

Other Part(ies):  Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), Chicago, Illinois 

 

Request: Authorization to increase and extend an interagency agreement

 

Good(s) or Service(s):  Housing counseling and telephone helpline management services for the Circuit Court’s Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

 

Agreement period: 12/1/2013 - 11/30/2016, previously extended through 5/31/2017. Proposed extension: 6/1/2017 - 11/30/2017

 

Fiscal Impact:  $283,486.00 

 

Accounts:  310-260 

 

Agreement Number(s):  N/A  

 

Summary: Under this proposed increase and six-month extension of the interagency agreement, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will continue to operate a toll-free helpline service and manage and administer housing counseling services as a part of the Circuit Court’s free Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.

 

Families facing foreclosure call the IHDA’s helpline to receive important information on the foreclosure process and to set up an appointment with a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. Families receive the housing counseling services from IHDA’s seven (7) HUD-certified subcontractors which were selected after a rigorous application process and are located throughout Cook County. Services include: one-on-one housing counseling with families; assistance with applying for loan modifications; and identification of other options to avoid foreclosure whenever possible. Each family receives an average of four (4), one-on-one counseling sessions. As of 12/31/2016, IHDA’s subcontractors assisted more than 157,000 families through the helpline, provided more than 88,000 families with free one-on-one initial housing counseling sessions, and conducted more than 300 housing counseling workshops throughout Cook County at which almost 9,000 families received assistance.

 

The increase and extension are necessary for the remainder of the program year. Request for Proposals (RFPs) are in process for all program services.

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