Checklist & Tips

Be Aware of Scams

  • Solutions sounding too good to be true usually are.
  • Be aware of predatory lending and DO NOT be a victim.
  • Be aware of unscrupulous people who will take advantage of your troubles.
  • Be aware of phony counseling agencies that charge large fees to perform services you can do for yourself with assistance from the sources listed in the directory above.

Prevention Checklist

  • Call United Way 2-1-1.
  • Call or write your lender. Be honest about your situation.
  • Stay in your home while you seek assistance.
  • Make an appointment with a HUD-approved counselor at 1-800-355-2227 or with one of the approved counselors on the Foreclosure Info Directory Page