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 ForeclosuresHelp for Homeowners: Helplines

211 Helpline — United Way 2-1-1 is a multi-lingual, comprehensive information and referral service available 24/7/365. Its database contains more than 20,000 programs and services such as after school programs, senior care services, medical and prescription assistance, credit counseling and mortgage foreclosure assistance, and housing and utility resources.

MakingHomeAffordable.gov— Web resources to give homeowners a one-stop shop to start to research options to reduce mortgage payments and prevent foreclosures.

Wayne County: Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program — Service provided by Wayne County to assist homeowners who are behind in mortgage payments or in default. Services include homeownership and foreclosure education, counseling, and intervention.

Oakland County Mortgage, Delinquency, Foreclosure Prevention and Counseling — As a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency, staff can assist homeowners in default or in danger of foreclosure.

Homeownership Preservation Foundation — Any homeowner in America having trouble paying their mortgage can call 888-995-HOPE for assistance 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

GreenPath Debt Solutions — Counselors at GreenPath can analyze a homeowner's income and debt, develop a budget and action plan, and recommend a solution. Counseling is free and confidential.

HOPENow Hotline — HOPENow is a free service with counselors who are experts in foreclosure prevention and trained to set up a plan of action designed just for you and your situation. The goal of HOPENow is to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. As an independent nonprofit HOPENow provides HUD-approved counselors dedicated to helping homeowners.

 

Lighthouse of Oakland County — Lighthouse Community Development provides foreclosure intervention counseling to assist people in saving their homes, as well as educational programs that prepare people working toward economic stability to advocate for themselves.

Office of Financial & Insurance Regulation (OFIR) — As the regulatory agency for financial institutions, insurance, and securities industries, OFIR is the point of contact for homeowners who are unable to contact their mortgage company or who are not satisfied with the quality of response.

Americans for Fairness in Lending (AFFIL) — AFFIL provides assistance to homeowners concerned with abusive credit and lending practices. Those who feel that they have been treated unfairly can file a complaint through AFFIL.

Michigan Legal Aid — Legal Aid provides help with legal problems, including foreclosure issues, to low income residents. Below are the direct telephone numbers for the county Legal Aid office in Southeast Michigan.

  • Livingston - 517-394-2985
  • Macomb - 888-783-8190
  • Monroe - 734-241-8310
  • Oakland - 248-253-1548
  • St. Clair - 888-783-8190
  • Washtenaw - 734-665-6181
  • Wayne - 313-965-9419