Fox 32: “Millions of dollars sitting in taxpayer funded account aren't being utilized properly”
This video and article also details the Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program (NWHEAP). NWHEAP has been collecting dollars from taxpayers since the 1980s and today has amassed to nearly $10 million. But the money has never made its way back into homeowner’s pockets to fund home repairs or foreclosure prevention costs as the fund originally intended. Julio Rodriguez with nonprofit Northwest Side Housing Center" told FOX 32 about the fund. "This is money that's there, right now, that can be utilized. This is homeowners accessing their money,” Rodriguez said.