Homeowner Assistance/Avoiding Foreclosure

Services are available to homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a web page designed to assist Illinois homeowners, including information on housing counseling services currently available: http://www.hud.gov/local/il/homeownership/foreclosure.cfm.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (ILDA) also has information to assist homeowners facing foreclosure: www.ihda.org.  The ILDA has scheduled “Homeowner Outreach Days” in April and May at various locations throughout the state where homeowners will be able to meet one-on-one with representatives of lenders and officials from state and local agencies: www.ihda.org.

The Illinois Statewide Forclosure Prevention Network provides phone counseling: call 888 995 HOPE for more information.