Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County free credit counseling.

Find how to get free credit, debt, and housing counseling in the greater Tampa Bay Florida area. A number of not-for profit housing and credit counseling organizations operate across Hillsborough County Florida and offer a large number of services and assistance to homeowners and consumers.

Some of the programs include confidential financial credit/budget counseling by government certified counselors. You can work with a representative to develop a debt repayment plan. Many of the agencies in the Hillsborough Florida region also provide free financial budget and credit, cash flow management programs, and other support.

Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County are also serviced by HUD-approved housing counseling organizations that can also provide credit and debt counseling, first-time homebuyer education, information on reverse mortgages, and mortgage default/foreclosure counseling to qualified individuals too.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Florida Gulf Coast, Inc. (CCCS)
Address of local office 5421 Beaumont Center Boulevard Suite 600
Tampa Bay Florida, 33634
Phone number - (800) 251-222
This is the local branch of the national CCCS non-profit organization. A number of programs are offered, and the lowest income may even qualify for free counseling. Get help reducing debts, filing for bankruptcy, or dealing with an impending foreclosure. Call to make an appointment for information and to meet with a counselor for confidential services.

A second office, known as Credit Recovery- CCCS, is also in Hillsborough County.
Address - 200 South Hoover Boulevard Suite 200
Tampa Florida, 33609-3532
Phone number (800) 251-2227

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208 South Hoover Boulevard Suite 200; Mariner Square Office Pa
Tampa FL, 33609
(800) 251-2227
Really helps people establish banking and checking accounts. Some basic credit counseling may be offered too.





Catholic Charities Housing Counseling Program - HUD Approved
Location 1213 16Th Street North
Saint Petersburg Florida, 33705
Dial (727) 893-1313
This is a federal government HUD approved housing agency, and they also offer credit repair, debt management plans, and other financial education and budgeting programs.

Genesis Financial Management, Inc.
12640 Telecom Dr.
Tampa FL, 33637

Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa's (CDC of Tampa) Home Ownership Center
Main office address - 1907 East Hillsborough Ave Suite 100
Tampa Bay Florida, 33610
Phone number -813-231-4362 x308
Focuses on helping homeowners who are struggling with paying their mortgage. They are a housing and urban development (HUD) approved agency. In addition to the free or low cost foreclosure prevention services, they can also help people deal with underlying financial challenges and conditions.





By Jon McNamara

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