Staying in your home and avoiding foreclosure
Whether you have already received a foreclosure notice from your lender or you fear the possibility, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has Avoiding Foreclosure information.
HUD has a list of Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Florida to offer help.
The Office of the Attorney General offers How to Protect Yourself: Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosures and a guide for understanding relevant terms. Tips include contact your lender, understand your options, and steer clear of offers to help requiring payment.
Mortgage Payments Sending You Reeling? Here’s What to Do . The Federal Trade Commission has tips on how to navigate and handle this financial situation.
Florida Housing Help , a program of the Chief Financial Officer, has a workshop calendar of events, tips for struggling homeowners and more.
Mortgage Assistance Relief Scams: Another Potential Stress for Homeowners in Distress from the Federal Trade Commission.
Pinellas County Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
Videos from the workshop cover What Foreclosure Means to Your Credit; Foreclosure from Your Lenders Point of View; Foreclosure from the Borrower's Point of View; Reverse Mortgages; and Mortgages and Consumer Fraud.