COVID-19 Emergency Loan

Zero interest, pay back what you can!

The Neighborly Fund is more than just money. It’s a commitment to our neighbors over the long-haul. If you are a homeowner who has been directly affected by COVID-19, scroll down to learn about our COVID-19 Emergency Loan, and start the application process.

COVID-19 Emergency Loan

Are you struggling to pay for monthly expenses due to COVID-19? Our deferred, zero-interest (pay back what you can) loan of up to $3,500* from the Neighborly Fund is available to homeowners in Niagara and Erie Counties directly impacted by COVID-19. And the best part? Whatever you pay back, we will pay-it-forward by putting it back into the Neighborly Fund to help neighbors, like you.

*Minimum $1,000. As funding is available. Terms apply.

How you can use the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Funds:

  • Home expenses that can no longer be paid as a result of financial hardships due to COVID-19
  • To pay your mortgage, homeowners insurance, utilities, and other costs related to the costs of homeownership
  • Other related expenses such as car payments, food purchases, etc.
  • Loan-only product no to be combined with other NCP funds

*Not to be used for leisure products, vacations, or gambling

Property Eligibility:

You currently own –

    • a home or duplex (owner-occupied)
    • a unit in a cooperative or condominium(owner-occupied)
    • Mixed-use property is ineligible
    • No Manufactured Housing

Borrower Eligibility:

  • Owner-Occupied Homeowners only
  • You must reside in NCP Service Area (Erie, Niagara, or Monroe counties

Household Income Eligibility:

  • No Income Limits
  • Incomes below HUD median New York State income $85,000 are priority

Total Debt Ratio: N/A

Maximum Total Loan to Value: N/A

Interest Rate: Zero Percent

Fees: No Fees

Credit Profile/Information you will need to submit:

*NOTE: If you are a current borrower with NCP, you must be current on your loan.

Click here to view the full list of documents
you will need to submit

Minimum/Maximum Loan Amount for Homeowners:

Loan Term/Lien Position:

  • Promissory Note
  • 90 day deferral, $100 monthly payments until balance reaches zero
  • (up to 35 monthly payments)
  • Pay back what you can

Settlement: One-time payment in full to homeowner upon executed promissory note. Terms apply.

How to Apply:

  • If you are a homeowner directly impacted by COVID-19, scroll down to start the application process online using the Web Form below (Suggested for faster review)


  • Click here to download and print an application. Please note that it may cause delay in review and funding is limited.

Also a Small Business Owner?

NeighborWorks® Community Partners (NCP) has partnered with Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) to offer COVID-19 Emergency Loan relief to small businesses, too. Click here to learn more about WEDI’s small business fund.

To apply, complete the online
application form below.

Once you hit submit, you will receive further information via e-mail
about how to submit additional documentation to finalize your application.