April 5, 2013

New Initiatives Connect Homeowners to Foreclosure Prevention Programs

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Crossed posted from WhiteHouse.gov This week, the Administration announced three new housing initiatives aimed at building on our efforts to connect struggling homeowners to the Administration’s foreclosure prevention programs. Our goal is to ensure that responsible Americans who qualify for federal mortgage assistance have the necessary information to benefit from the programs available to help […]

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February 22, 2013

Need Housing Counseling? There’s an app for that!

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Home is where the heart is, it’s true, but what if you don’t have a home or you’re at risk of losing the one you have?  The fine print of a lease agreement or the complexity of buying your first home puts most of us at a distinct disadvantage.  So, most folks just close their […]

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March 8, 2012

HUD Announces Anti-Scam Campaign During National Consumer Protection Week

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Did you know that bogus mortgage modification schemes made the Better Business Bureau’s list of “Top 10 Scams of 2011?”  To mark National Consumer Protection Week, HUD is launching the second phase of “Know it. Avoid it. Report It.”, an anti-scam prevention campaign designed to educate consumers on loan modification and foreclosure scams. Con artists […]

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March 2, 2012

Honoring Our Champions of Change

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Yesterday, in Los Angeles, the White House, HUD and Neighborworks honored eleven housing counselors and HUD-approved organizations for their tireless efforts in their communities.  Since the beginning of the housing crisis, housing counselors have been on the front lines battling against foreclosure and educating their communities on their housing rights. One of the Champions recognized […]

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December 28, 2010

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Felisha Davis Sims, Office of Public Affairs When I think of the best way to thwart something detrimental from happening, I think of prevention. It can be a hindrance, obstacle or deterrence to any sticky situation. I ask myself frequently, Why do I put myself through such pain and heartache when I can avoid these […]

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