Other Resources

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Finding information about programs that can help you stay in your home is one of the most challenging parts of dealing with the already stressful situation of being underwater or facing a foreclosure eviction. We’ve tried to help by compiling a set of resources aimed at helping homeowners stay in their homes. Here you can find:

HOUSING AND FORECLOSURE COUNSELING

  • HUD-certified housing counseling agencies and foreclosure avoidance counselors

INDEPENDENT FORECLOSURE REVIEW

  • Independent foreclosure review for people who were foreclosed on between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010 – you might be owed money (también en Español)

NATIONAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE FRAUD SETTLEMENT

  • How to get the money you might be owed as a result of the National Mortgage Foreclosure Fraud Settlement (and how to protect yourself from scammers using the Settlement to take your money)
  • Also included is a full Frequently Asked Questions section accessible here.

HOME AFFORDABLE MODIFICATION PROGRAM (HAMP)

  • Information on help available through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and other programs in the Making Home Affordable family

TENANT AND FORECLOSURE INFORMATION

  • Information for renters and tenants who find themselves living in a house or building that is now owned by a bank that is working to get all tenants out before reselling the property.

MORTGAGE RESETS

  • Frequently asked questions posed about our demand for resetting mortgages to current value (or “mortgage resets”)

BLOWING THE WHISTLE

  • If you are a bank employee or know one, this page provides information and downloadable flyers on Whistleblower protections. 

Despite this wealth of options, often the programs and assistance don’t provide relief for distressed homeowners and the only sure way to stay in your home is to fight back. Home Defenders League partner organizations can help you do just that.