Foreclosure Prevention


Following is a list of HUD approved housing counseling agencies that provide assistance to homeowners in Northern Virginia: 

Arlington Home Ownership Made Easier, Inc.
2009 N. 14th Street, Suite 507
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-3854

Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc.
12320 Parklawn Dr. #239
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: 301-760-7636
Fax: 301-761-1608
Email: counseling@aa-hc.org

Boat People SOS, Inc.

6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA  22041 

CredAbility - National Hotline

800.984.0979 

First Home Alliance

3138 Golansky Boulevard, Suite 202
Woodbridge, Virginia  22192
703-580-8838

Hispanic Committee of Virginia

5827 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA  22041
703-671-5666

2049 N. 15th Street, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone 703-243-3033
Fax 703-243-2297 

Homeownership Preservation Foundation - National Hotline

888-995-HOPE

Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
2410 17th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-7006 x125
info@housingetc.org


Money Management International – National Hotline

877-329-2502

Northern Virginia Urban League

1315 Duke Street
703-836-2858 

Cornerstones
13525 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite #103
Herndon, VA  20190
571-323-9555

Springboard Non Profit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. - National Hotline

877.947.3752 

Homeowners facing foreclosure may also call the Homeownership Division of the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5087, weekdays from 8-4:30 p.m., or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/foreclosures.

This  information can be requested in an alternate format  by calling 703-279-7309, TTY 711.

Foreclosure Prevention-Nothing Is Worse Than Doing Nothing

Unfortunately, more than half of homeowners facing foreclosure do not call for help when they begin to fall behind in their payments. However, the early stages of delinquency are the most crucial.  Homeowners who are one or two payments behind are more likely to keep their homes than those who have fallen further behind on their payment schedule.  How to proceed:

To be effective at avoiding foreclosure, a homeowner needs to take these steps: 

1.     Assess your situation:  Can you afford to stay in the home and do you want to keep it?

    1. Fill out a monthly Spending Plan, provided by the Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA). Be sure to put in all your expenses.   Is it affordable to stay in the property? 
    2. Determine what type of mortgage you have in order to know where to start.  If it is an FHA loan or VHDA loan, or a Veteran’s Administration loan, go directly to that agency:
      • Homeowners holding a VHDA mortgage may call 1-800-227-8432 or visit the VHDA's website at www.vhda.com.
      • Homeowners holding an FHA loan, can call the FHA National Servicing Center at 1-800-CALL- FHA /1-800-225-5342 or e-mail at:  hsg-lossmit@hud.gov.
      • Homeowners holding a Veterans’ Administration (VA) mortgage may call 1-877-827-3702 or contact the VA at www.homeloans.va.gov.

If your mortgage is none of the above, contact the loan servicer through their hotline.  A list of loan servicers is provided by the Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce at: www.virginiaforeclosureprevention.com/loan.asp.   

2.     Contact a National Foreclosure Mitigation Counselor. 

Homeowners may obtain these services for free of charge.  There is no need to pay for foreclosure counseling.  For a list of local agencies, please click here.

3.     Assess where you are on the Foreclosure Timeline

The Foreclosure Timeline is provided by the Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce. Please note, if the mortgage is more than 72 days late, a homeowner will need legal assistence. Contact Legal Services of Northern Virginia for their Foreclosure Legal Assistance Program at 703-368-5711.

4.     Foreclosure scams

Homeowners who have been or suspect they may have been a victim of a foreclosure scam should contact the Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch at 703-222-8435, TTY 711.Information on foreclosure scams is also available at the following web sites: 

                                                                      Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Task Force 

                                                                                Federal Trade Commission

 

5.     Renters in properties facing foreclosure? 

Renters have rights under the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009”.You can contact the Fairfax County Office of Consumer Affairs at 703-222-8435, TTY 711, for more information.

 

Resource Links:

Are You Facing Foreclosure? (Information on Federal Programs Providing Foreclosure Assistance to Homeowners)

Fairfax County Agencies Addressing Foreclosure Issues

Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Agencies

Free Foreclosure Clinics Scheduled

HOPE NOW (hotline: 1-888-995-HOPE/1-888-995-4673)

Lenders participating in Making Home Affordable and Hope for Homeowners, please visit www.makinghomeaffordable.gov or www.fha.gov.

Renters Facing Foreclosure Have Rights

The Capital Area Foreclosure Network

Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Task Force, includes information on:    
                                                                                                      Definitions
                                                                                                      Foreclosure Timeline
                                                                                                      Housing Counselor Search
                                                                                                      Household Spending Plan
                                                                                                      Loan Servicers List
                                                                                                      Renter's Rights
                                                                                                      Rescue Scams
                                                                                                      Tips for Preventing Foreclosure

Foreclosure information for other local jurisdictions: 

Arlington County   

City of Alexandria

Loudoun County

Prince William County


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