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Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Foreclosure Prevention Resources

DHCD, through a network of DC community-based organizations [PDF], provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments, or who are subject to foreclosure.

In addition, the following information has been compiled to provide resources on avoiding foreclosure.

DHCD Resources

Resource Description
Foreclosure Prevention Assistance Fact Sheet [PDF]
Information on nonprofits that provide foreclosure assistance to DC residents.
Beware of Foreclosure Scams Fact Sheet [PDF]
Information on how to avoid foreclosure scams.
DC Tenant Foreclosure Prevention Information [PDF]
Summary of tenant rights in the event of foreclosure.

District of Columbia Resources

Resource Description
DCHFA HomeSaver Program

The HomeSaver Program will assist qualified District homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure by maintaining their monthly mortgage payments and thus, allowing them to remain in their homes.

NeighborhoodInfo DC Foreclosure Page
Data and resources about the national foreclosure crisis and its impact on the District of Columbia and the Washington region.
Recovery.dc.gov The District’s resource tool for information about how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will impact the District.
Foreclosure Mediation Program
Information targeted to District residents who may be facing foreclosure.
Capital Area Foreclosure Network
CAFN brings together key stakeholders to enhance tools and knowledge to combat the region’s foreclosure crisis
CAFN "Mortgage Late" Brochure [PDF] Provides information and tips on how to keep your home and avoid scams.
CAFN DC Renters Brochure [PDF] Information for renters whose landlord may be facing foreclosure.

Other Resources

Resource Description
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation Information on foreclosure assistance. Can also call 888-999-HOPE.
The Obama Administration's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan Information on the comprehensive plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by providing affordable and sustainable mortgage loans.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Information on approved housing counseling agencies and how to avoid foreclosure.
Freddie Mac Information on obtaining homeownership and avoiding foreclosure.
NeighborWorks® America Information on foreclosure solutions and NeighborWorks® organizations.
HOPE NOW Information on the foreclosure prevention effort between counselors, investors, and lenders.
Fannie Mae Information on homeownership and foreclosure prevention.
Federal Housing Administration Information on foreclosure prevention.
The Federal Reserve Board Information on general loan products and foreclosure prevention.
Federal Trade Commission: Bureau of Consumer Protection Information on general real estate and mortgage information, credit, loans, and credit repair.
Making Home Affordable Program
Information on refinancing into more affordable monthly payments; includes a program for those struggling to make mortgage payments due to unemployment.
Loan Modification Scam Alert Web Page Information on loan modification scams.


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