Struggling with mortgage payments? California offers relief program for homeowners

California homeowners struggling to make payments can apply for assistance with the California Mortgage Relief Program.

The program, launched in January, covers past due mortgage payments in full as a one-time grant — up to $80,000 per household — with a direct payment to the homeowner’s mortgage servicer.

“In many ways, this is a game-changer and it will help people get back on their feet as we’re starting to open back up again,” said Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles.