Mortgage Fraud - Additional Resources

Distressed Homeowners

A brochure with a collection of helpful agencies and their contact information to help you find answers to your questions.

Making Home Affordable

The Obama Administration's consumer website provides homeowners with information about the Financial Stability Plan and the Home Affordable Refinance Program to address key problems, including self-assessment tools and calculators to empower borrowers with resources to determine whether they might be eligible for a modification or a refinance under the Administration's program.

HOPE for Homeowners (H4H)

The HOPE for Homeowners (H4H) program was created by Congress to help those at risk of default and foreclosure refinance into more affordable, sustainable loans HOPE for Homeowners.

FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a number of resources to help you spread the word about these scams, including the video “Real People, Real Stories” to encourage at-risk homeowners to get the help they need. The video is available online at http://www.ftc.gov/YourHome.
Also available is a flyer about foreclosure rescue scams, in English at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea16.pdf and in Spanish at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/bookmarks/bmk13.pdf.

Web Resources

The Florida Bar is making mortgage-related information available to attorneys, including training, liability, ethics, and resources for clients. The website also features information for consumers including a calendar of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and housing help workshops and clinics being held in Florida; information about the Florida Attorneys Saving Home program, The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service, and legal aid agencies throughout Florida; and tips to avoid scams.

Clerk of Courts

One of the functions of the Clerk of the Court is to process foreclosure cases. Find your local Clerk of Court's website by selecting your county.