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Foreclosure Overview

You may qualify for free legal help with foreclosure. If your family is at risk of losing their home to foreclosure, go to our "Find Legal Help" map to find the civil legal aid program that serves your county of residence.  Many of these free legal aid providers have posted information explaining their State's foreclosure process on their program websites.  In addition, many of the legal aid providers have added more...

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Fair Lending Protections

Discrimination in mortgage lending more...

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Foreclosure - Help for Servicemembers under SCRA

Note: This summary is based primarily on information posted by HUD but updated to reflect recent legislative changes. It explains protections you may have under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act [SCRA, or "the Act"]. Who Is Eligible? The SCRA protections apply to active duty military personnel who had a mortgage obligation prior to enlistment or prior to being ordered to active duty. This includes: more...

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Help for Tenants in Foreclosed Buildings

What do I need to know?On May 20, 2009 President Obama signed a law that gives some new protections to most tenants whose landlords are going through foreclosure. The law takes effect immediately. Here is the gist of the law:For a tenant at will (no lease), the new owner must give you 90 days notice before bringing an eviction action.For a tenant with a lease more...

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Homeowners Assistance Program

The Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) provides assistance with foreclosure situations. For eligible applicants, the Government may: Reimburse you for part of your loss from selling your home. Assist you, if you don’t have funds from the sale of your home to pay-off your mortgage. Purchase your home by paying off the mortgage. Help, if you default on your mortgage. V more...

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