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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Mortgage Foreclosure issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Preventing Foreclosure

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on preventing the foreclosure of your house Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Avoid Foreclosure: Know Your Options (Video)

    This video from Making Home Affordable outlines options that might help you avoid foreclosure. Read More

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    Making Home Affordable
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    Spanish / Español
  • Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams (Video)

    If you're facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers trying to take advantage of this vulnerable time in your life. But don't be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save your home. This video from the Federal Trade Commission presents some true stories of struggling homeowners who were deceived by foreclosure rescue scams. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosure (Audio-MP3)

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 3/13/08. Information on avoiding mortgage foreclosure in Pennsylvania, alternative approaches, Applications to HEMAP (Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program) and details on the Act 91 Notice. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Making Home Affordable (Video)

    Video about the Making Home Affordable program of the U.S. Government. For more information on the Making Home Affordable program, and to see if you quality, visit http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov or contact the Homeowners HOPE Hotline at (888) 995-HOPE. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Treasury
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    Spanish / Español
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Process (Audio-MP3)

    This is an episode of Northwestern Legal Services' Access to Justice Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 1/10/2008. This episode provides an overview of issues surrounding mortgage foreclosure in Pennsylvania, avoiding adjustable rate mortgages and unscrupulous lending practices, what is the legal process, applying for Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP), what happens if HEMAP is denied, and information on possibly bankruptcy remedies, how to get legal help. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Preventing Mortgage Foreclosure

    Many homeowners face difficulties paying their mortgage. Job loss, change in income, and adjustments to interest rates can lead to falling behind on payments. This information from Northwestern Legal Services will give you some tips about what to do when you fall behind on your mortgage payments, what resources are available, and who can help you. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Your Path to a More Affordable Mortgage (Video)

    This video describes your path to a more affordable mortgage through the Making Home Affordable program of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Read More

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    Making Home Affordable