Low to moderate income homeowners, and people looking to buy a home for the first time, can call Housing Resources Inc. at 461-6330. They are located on 7830 W Burleigh St. in Milwaukee. They are a HUD agency with a proven track record of providing quality free home counseling services to prospective low and moderate-income home buyers in the region. They also help current homeowners stay in their homes. Highly trained foreclosure specialists can provide individuals with face-to-face or over the telephone counseling, all at no cost.
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee focuses on providing information on the legal process as well as FAQs for dealing with a foreclosure. Speaking to an attorney, on a pro-bono (free basis) is always a good idea, and the Legal Aid Society can make this happen. 414-727-5300
Another leading non-profit is Lightstreams Community Development Center. Telephone is 466-4999. Some services administered include foreclosure mediation, information on federal government and Wisconsin assistance programs, and other free foreclosure prevention services.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, which can be called at 278-1240, covers the entire county. Get information and access to.
- Referrals to free legal aid and government programs.
- Support in dealing with predatory lenders and other fair lending complaints. Receive counseling for complainants on their options for remedy, and case management.
- A program known as Strategies To Overcome Predatory Practices (STOPP) is run. It helps answer questions on mortgages, refinancing, debt consolidation and reduction, or home repair loans.
Select Milwaukee runs foreclosure prevention workshops and offers free advice from on site specialists. Phone 562-5070.
United Community Center offers a number of low income assistance programs. They are one of the leading social services agencies in Milwaukee. Get help with a multitude of housing issues, such as evictions, home repairs, disconnections, and all the way up through and including free foreclosure prevention and advice on dealing with predatory home loans. Phone 384-3100