Foreclosure Resource Center
Information to help homeowners with problem mortgage loans identify alternatives to foreclosure and better communicate with counselors and lenders in finding solutions.
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
NeighborWorks Foreclosure Hotline 800-995-HOPE
Beware of Fraud
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.
• Alabama • Florida • Georgia • Louisiana • Mississippi • Tennessee
Research & Publications
Research, publications, speeches, and data related to foreclosure and stabilization activity throughout the Sixth District and the nation.
FedCommunities.org, an online compilation of community development resources from all 12 Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors
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)
Policy & Regulations
Information on proposed and final banking regulation related to mortgage lending and consumer protection.
Summary of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, National Council of State Housing Agencies
Federal Reserve Regulations, Board list of all regulations
FinancialStability.gov, Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, U.S. Department of the Treasury