Foreclosure Prevention Tool Kit
This page provides quick access to several resources to help homeowners, community stakeholders, and the banking industry help prevent unnecessary foreclosures and stop foreclosure “rescue” scams that promise false hope to consumers at risk of losing their homes.
- Homeowners Guide to Success: What to do if you Cannot Pay your Mortgage - PDF. The guide, from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), covers the importance of contacting your servicer early in the process. The guide also discusses the value of HUD-approved housing counseling
- Beware of Mortgage Rescue Scams. This brochure provides information on common scams, tips for detecting fraudulent deals, and resources for reporting criminal activity.Organizations that need a bulk supply of the brochure for distribution to community stakeholders should visit the FDIC's Online Order Form.
- The Fall 2013 edition of FDIC Consumer News, features tips for consumers on avoiding mortgage scams.
- The Your Own Home module of the FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum encourages homeowners to promptly seek help to avoid foreclosure and avoid scams. The module can be accessed as part of the instructor-led curriculum for adults or through the Money Smart CBI.
Please see the other pages on this Foreclosure Prevention website for more information on foreclosure prevention.