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Mortgage Assistance Available for Manufactured Homes in Del.

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DOVER, Del.- It can be tricky trying to get mortgage help if you own a manufactured home in Delaware.

"They are actually registered through the DMV so for them to get a regular mortgage like anyone else, they're considered a car and they're not considered a homeowner," said Rep. Valerie Longhurst, D-District 15.

And that makes it harder to get mortgage assistance if homeowners run into trouble.

"A lot of times a lot of elderly people live in these homes," Edwin Speraw said. "If they lose a spouse or something, then it becomes catastrophic to them."

The manufactured housing assistance program aims to help people, with benefits up to $5,000.

"$5,000 doesn't seem like a lot but it will seem like a lot to the person who is trying to pay their rent or mortgage, so it at least gives them an opportunity," Speraw said.

For more information or to find out if you are eligible for the program, go to www.destatehousing.com.

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