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by CreditPal ® February 12, 2020 2 min read

Are you having difficulty paying your mortgage or know you will have difficulty in the near future? You have more solutions than you might think!


Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling

National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC)

Housing counseling agencies funded through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program, administered by NeighborWorks America, can provide you with the information and assistance you need to avoid foreclosure through the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan (HASP). Counseling Agency Lookup

HASP is part of President Obama’s broad, comprehensive strategy to get the economy and the housing market back on track. The plan potentially could help up to 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosure.

Borrowers that are interested in exploring their options and eligibility under HASP can contact a counseling agency for free counseling without being referred by a servicer. If it is determined they may be eligible for the loan modification or refinance program, the counselor will work with the borrower to submit an intake package to the servicer.

This service is provided at a low cost or free of charge by nonprofit housing counseling agencies working in partnership with the Federal Government. These agencies will provide borrowers with the services they need to take advantage of HASP and avoid foreclosure. There is no need to pay a private company for these services.

Four Tips To Avoid Foreclosure

  1. If you are having difficulty paying your mortgage or know you will have difficulty in the near future, call your lender! Your lender will be able to provide you with options that may allow you to save your home.

    Connect with a local HUD-approved counseling agency for free by calling 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) or find a counselor online.

  2. When you call your lender or housing counselor; be prepared with your account information and a summary of the financial problems you are experiencing. You should also have recent income statements and your household budget.
  3. Continue to answer the phone and read your mail. Avoiding your lender won't make the problem go away. In fact, it will only make the problem worse. Your lender will have knowledge of options that may be available to you.
  4. Beware of loan modification scams. Some companies and individuals prey on homeowners seeking foreclosure prevention assistance. Report foreclosure or loan modification scams by visiting www.LoanScamAlert.org or calling 1-888-995-HOPE (4673).

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