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Foreclosure Prevention

Our HUD Certified Housing and Financial Counselors are foreclosure prevention advocates that can obtain financial assistance and/or negotiate with your servicer for an affordable mortgage solution. 

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Post-Purchase Counseling

We help you gain the tools and knowledge you need to be a successful long-term homeowner prepared for financial emergencies and necessary home repairs.

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Pre-Purchase Counseling

Our highly experienced counselors will work to ensure that you are financially ready for homeownership.

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Property Tax Counseling

We assist homeowners who are unable to pay, or are delinquent on, their property taxes, by seeking options to help you bring property taxes current, establish an affordable payment plan or other solutions.

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Rental Counseling & Assistance

We support those struggling to pay rent and help reduce and prevent evictions through our counseling and assistance services.

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Senior Property Tax Loan

Our Senior Property Tax Loan Program provides loans to homeowners age 55 and older to help them pay delinquent property taxes and avoid foreclosure.

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0% Interest Small Dollar Loan

Our small dollar loans give you the ability to take a small personal loan for your most important expenses without needing to turn to payday lenders.

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Transition Counseling

We offer transition counseling to help individuals who need assistance transitioning from homeownership to other types of housing.

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Financial Options for Renters and Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Every emergency requires a nuanced response, and the impacts of this pandemic, both short-term and long-term, are difficult to anticipate with certainty at this time. However, history demonstrates time and again that those that are most vulnerable even in times of economic and social stability generally suffer the greatest in times of turmoil. For those of us who are struggling to make our mortgage and rental payments, there are resources and up-to-date information available to help.

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By Antoinette Smith | 07/15/2020

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Tips to Avoid Foreclosure

When we fail to make our mortgage payments, foreclosure may occur. Foreclosure is the legal means that a lender can use to repossess, or take over, a home. When this happens, we must move out of our home. If our property is worth less than the total amount we owe to the bank, a deficiency judgment, which is a ruling made by a court against a borrower who does not have enough funds to pay back their loan, could be pursued against us. If that happens, we not only lose our home, but we also then owe our lender additional fees. Both foreclosures and deficiency judgments could seriously affect our ability to qualify for credit in the future.

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By Antoinette Smith | 04/15/2020

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Foreclosure Prevention Plans: Why Every Homeowner Should Have One

Preventing avoidable foreclosures helps keep families in their homes, preserves communities and prevents avoidable loss of housing. Creating a foreclosure prevention plan with the help of a HUD-approved housing counselor can provide assistance to struggling homeowners, with the goal of helping them keep their homes whenever possible.  

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By Antoinette Smith | 03/19/2020

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Keeping the Kitchen Safe for a Loved One with Late Stage Dementia

The kitchen is the heart of most families' homes. If we have a loved one living with dementia at home, especially in the later stages, we will want to do everything we can to help keep their kitchen as safe as it can be.

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02/17/2020

Winter Household Maintenance Tasks for Older Adults

Winter can be tough on our homes, even if we live in an area that receives little or no snow. If we don’t prepare ahead of time, we may face costly heating and lighting bills or repairs that can drain our budgets, especially if we are retired or on a fixed income. Before going into hibernation mode, there are a few winter home maintenance chores we should attend to.

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By Antoinette Smith | 01/15/2020

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