Help Available for Missourians Facing Foreclosure
Missouri has joined the ranks of other states dealing with higher-than-normal foreclosure rates. While the situation may present an easy home-buying hunt for persons armed with federal funding assistance, what’s being done to assist families forced out of their homes?
Thanks to HOPE NOW, more families are receiving the help they need to save their homes. HOPE NOW is a partnership between lenders and non-profit housing counselors. Its mission is to reach out to and attempt to assist homeowners who may be having difficulty paying their mortgages.
HOPE NOW organizes nationwide face-to-face meetings for citizens to meet with their lenders, and best of all, the meetings are free. The meetings provide the following benefits:
The Missouri Labor Department is partnering with the Missouri Department of Economic Development to ensure at-risk Missourians receive this information by making it available in Career Centers.
For more information about the HOPE NOW Alliance, visit HOPE NOW - Support and Guidance for Homeowners. For more information about NeighborWorks® America, visit NeighborWorks® America: Strengthening Communities and Transforming Lives. For more information about the Making Home Affordable Program, visit Making Home Affordable - Home or call 1-888-995-HOPE (4673).
The Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) works to ensure Fair Housing in the state by administering the Human Rights Act. To file an MCHR housing discrimination complaint, call 573-751-3325 or visit www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights.