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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has a Rule in place to protect homeowners. The website provides information for homeowners in distress to be better able to defend against fraud. www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/credit/mortgage.shtm
Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve Banks have established Foreclosure Resource Centers to help address local and regional challenges in their mortgage markets and local communities. Click on your region to get consumer information and foreclosure resources in your area. www.federalreserve.gov/consumerinfo/foreclosure.htm
Homeownership Preservation Foundation
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) is an independent national nonprofit that provide comprehensive financial education and confidential foreclosure prevention counseling for FREE, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in over 170 languages. www.995hope.org
MakingHomeAffordable.gov
The Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) is a critical part of the Government strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country's housing market, and improve the nation's economy. You can check eligibility requirements for the loan modification, refinancing, or second lien programs, and apply for a modification online. You can also find program FAQs and calculators to help determine which program might work for you. The site provides information about foreclosure alternatives and a link to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counselor directory. www.makinghomeaffordable.gov
National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
The National Consumer Law Center works on behalf of low-income and other vulnerable homeowners to strengthen the mortgage market and our economy. The consumer section of NCLC's website has helpful information on state foreclosure laws, the Home Affordable Modification Program, and brochures on foreclosure, how to help elders in danger of losing their homes, and avoiding foreclosure scams. www.nclc.org/issues/foreclosures-and-mortgages.html
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
The NFCC website is nonprofit credit counseling agencies staffed by NFCC-trained, certified counselors. NFCC provides information on how to avoid foreclosure, consumers alerts on foreclosure scams etc. www.nfcc.org
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The HUD website provides information on foreclosure with helpful tips on how to avoiding foreclosure, information about various government loan modification and refinancing programs, links to government assisted rental programs, links to local and state resources, and a national directory of HUD-approved housing counselors that provide assistance free of charge. www.hud.gov
ForeclosureLaw.org
Website provides comprehensive tool for summary of procedures for entire USA, just click on a state to get a summary of that state's foreclosure laws. www.foreclosurelaw.org