Homeowner/Homebuyer Assistance

It is critical that homebuyers and homeowners are aware of the legitimate assistance available to them, as well protecting themselves from financing and refinancing scams.


Homeowners looking for help should visit a new website called MakingHomeAffordable.gov, which has information on the administration's $75 billion effort to help homeowners out of mortgage trouble. It includes a listing of HUD-approved mortgage counselors. People can also call 1-888-995-HOPE. Homeowners are encouraged to call if they suspect a company is perpetrating a scam.


Expanded Tax Break Available for 2009 First-Time Homebuyers



First-Time Home Buyer's Assistance Program in Mount Prospect



HUD in Illinois (includes steps to avoid foreclosure, search for affordable rentals, and homebuying programs)