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Foreclosure Resource Center

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NeighborWorks Foreclosure Hotline 800-995-HOPE

Information to help homeowners with problem mortgage loans identify alternatives to foreclosure and better communicate with counselors and lenders in finding solutions.

Avoid Foreclosure

Facing the Risk of Foreclosure? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Foreclosure Prevention pdf document | Español pdf document

Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Foreclosure Prevention Workshops for Consumers, Freddie Mac

Foreclosure Resources for Consumers, Board of Governors, Fannie Mae

Beware of Fraud

Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Real Estate Fraud Prevention and AwarenessPowerpoint icon EspañolPowerpoint icon

Mortgage Relief Scams, Federal Trade Commission

Loan Modification Scam Alert: Learn about and report potential scams

Additional Information

How to File a Bank Complaint, Federal Reserve Consumer Help

Consumer Financial Protection Board to submit a complaint about a financial product or service


Resources to help community leaders assess their foreclosure situation, reduce preventable foreclosures, provide support to troubled homeowners, and stabilize neighborhoods.

Foreclosure Mitigation Toolkit
This resource helps communities identify and address high-risk neighborhoods and homeowners by providing information on foreclosure alternatives and resources available to assist in educating and counseling consumers with problem mortgage loans.
Created by NeighborWorks America and designed to help communities respond to local problems that arise when foreclosed homes remain vacant, the site enables community development practitioners to share success stories and learn what works to reverse the many negative impacts of foreclosure.

Putting Data to Work: Data-Driven Approaches to Strengthening Neighborhoods
This publication of the Fed Board of Governors shares examples of the innovative ways in which communities are building data systems to improve knowledge of local demographic trends and then to target their limited resources to most effective use.

REO and Vacant Property Strategies for Neighborhood Stabilization
A summit examining the effects of foreclosed and vacant properties on the community was held September 1 and 2, 2010, at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Foreclosure Response podcast series
Through this series of 12 interviews, experts on various facets of foreclosure—from neighborhood impacts to loan modifications to new strategies—engage listeners in understanding problems and advancing solutions.

Freddie Mac Foreclosure Prevention Workshops for Consumers
This resource allows consumers to find workshops on foreclosure prevention in their communities.

State Resources
Find quick references and contacts for foreclosure prevention assistance and other information in your state.

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Research & Publications

Research, publications, speeches, and data related to foreclosure and stabilization activity throughout the Sixth District and the nation.

Atlanta Fed's Foreclosure Response podcast series, an online compilation of community development resources from all 12 Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors

Data and Maps
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s HMDA Data Interface by the Center for Housing Policy, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Urban Institute

PolicyMap by The Reinvestment Fund

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research data sets


The Accumulation of Foreclosed Properties: Trajectories of Metropolitan REO Inventories during the 2007–2008 Mortgage Crisis, Dan Immergluck, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Community Affairs Discussion Paper 02-08 (December 15, 2008)

Intrametropolitan Patterns of Foreclosed Homes: ZIP-Code-Level Distributions of Real-Estate-Owned (REO) Properties during the U.S. Mortgage Crisis, Dan Immergluck, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Community Affairs Discussion Paper 01-09 (April 21, 2009)

Community Response to the Foreclosure Crisis: Thoughts on Local Interventions, Dan Immergluck, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Community Affairs Discussion Paper 01-08 (October 10, 2008)