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  • Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure

    This webpage from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is designed to educate individuals on the many ways HUD can assist them in trying to hold on to their homes. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Counseling Agencies

    Listing of Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) Counseling Agencies. Counseling agencies prepare applications and forward information to PHFA for processing. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Homes & Mortgages

    Special FTC website focusing on Mortgage Foreclosure and foreclosure rescue scams. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Housing Counseling Agencies in Philadelphia

    List of more than 30 housing counseling agencies that offer free counseling services to home owneres and buyers of homes in the City of Philadelphia. Eligibility requirements apply. Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development
  • HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Pennsylvania

    HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues, and reverse mortgages. A list of agencies in Pennsylvania is provided here. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • If Your Mortgage Lender or Servicer is Closing or in Bankruptcy

    Information for consumers describing what to do if their mortgage company or mortgage servicing company closes or files for bankruptcy. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Legal Briefs: Facing Foreclosure

    Information presented in the March 10, 2009 episode of Legal Briefs, on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Whitney Hughes, of the Allegheny County Bar Assocation, presented tips on how to stop foreclosures and how to obtain help through a new government program. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Making Home Affordable.gov

    This website provides homeowners with detailed information about the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), along with self-assessment tools and calculators to empower borrowers with the resources they need to determine whether they might be eligible for a modification or a refinance under the Obama Administration's program. Through this website, borrowers can also connect with free counseling resources and access other useful tools and information. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Government
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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

    By:
    U.S. Department of Treasury
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Mortgage Foreclosure

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights in a mortgage foreclosure. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Mortgage Foreclosure

    General advice from the Erie County Bar Association on how to deal with a mortgage foreclosure. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • 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
  • Mortgage Mediation

    Information from Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency on The Residential Mortgage Diversion Program that was created to provide a stay of foreclosure on owner-occupied homes. This stay allows the parties an opportunity to reach an agreement to reinstate the loan and avoid foreclosure. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • OCC Consumer: Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams and Foreclosure Rescue Scams

    This Consumer Advisory, issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), describes common mortgage scams, suggests ways to protect yourself, provides information on U.S. government loan programs and counseling resources, and lists 10 warning signs of a mortgage modification scam. Content Detail

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    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts