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"We've counseled more than 50,000 homeowners and we've learned that the earlier a homeowner acknowledges their financial difficulties and calls us, the more options we have in helping that homeowner. By the time a homeowner actually has been served a foreclosure notice, there is sometimes little we can do. "

~ Walt Fricke

Here are some sources for help from non profit groups that work with lenders to avoid foreclosures: Acorn Housing at Homeownership Preservation Foundation at www.995hope.org ; and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at www.nfcc.org . The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a list of HUD approved national and regional housing counseling agencies. To contact a housing counseling agency go to www.hud.gov


The Institute of Foreclosure Legal Assistance offers links to newly funded legal services programs at www.foreclosurelegalassistance.org


NeighborWorksAmerica is a nonprofit community based revitalization program that offers foreclosure counseling listed by state or zip code at www.nw.org

The Mortgage Bankers Association offers consumers information and links to resources. Go to www.homeloanlearningcenter.com and click on “Foreclosure prevention Resource Center”