Avoiding Foreclosure

By
Mortgage and Lending with Peoples Bank

 

When the stress of a possible foreclosure rises, it is important to remember that there are many resources out there to help avoid it. The programs and agencies below all specialize in helping people avoid foreclosure on their homes:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
800-569-4287
http://www.hud.gov/local/ca/homeownership/foreclosure.cfm

HUD Avoidance Counseling
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/

Making Home Affordable Program
888-995-HOPE
http://www.makinghomeaffordable.org/

Housing California
916-447-0503
http://www.housingca.org/nr/resource/foreclosure_resources/

State of California - Consumer Home Mortgage Information
http://yourhome.ca.gov/

Fannie Mae Resource Center
800-732-6643
http://www.fanniemae.com/homeowners/index.html

Project Sentinel - Redwood City counseling agency
(HUD Approved Agency)
888.331.3332
http://www.housing.org

Neighborhood Counseling Services - Silicon Valley
(HUD Approved Agency)
408-279-2600
http://www.nhssv.org/foreclosure-counseling.htm

Neighbor Works America
202-220-2300
http://www.nw.org/network/foreclosure/default.asp

National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling
202-220-6314
nfmc@nw.org

The important thing to remember is that foreclosure isn't always inevitable, and there are many programs and agencies ready to help. Share these resources if someone you know is going through a possible foreclosure on their home.

Comments (2)

Laura Gray
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD

John

 

The programs are only as good as the negotiator handling the files !

Mar 18, 2011 09:24 AM
Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor | Call 650-996-8961 - Pacifica, CA
San Mateo County Real Estate | Buy | Sell | Invest

Thank you John for sharing, good resource for distress homeowner facing fnancial dificulty and real estate professional handling short sale.  great post!

Mar 21, 2011 10:15 PM