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.
Facing the Risk of Foreclosure? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Foreclosure Prevention | Español
Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Foreclosure Prevention Workshops for Consumers, Freddie Mac
Foreclosure Resources for Consumers, Board of Governors
KnowYourOptions.com, Fannie Mae
Beware of Fraud
Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Español
Mortgage Relief Scams, Federal Trade Commission
Loan Modification Scam Alert: Learn about and report potential scams
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.
Find quick references and contacts for foreclosure prevention assistance and other information in your state.
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
FedCommunities.org, 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
Foreclosure-response.org 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)