Texas foreclosure prevention
NeighborWorks America has partnered with dozens of non-profit organizations and counselors across Texas to offer foreclosure prevention tactics, programs and advice to homeowners across the state. The group that was created is formally known as the Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force. The non-profits that have banded together include almost 60 organizations and charities that represent various government agencies, (including federal, state, and local), national and local banks, HUD counselors, and non-profits. The common goal of the various agencies and groups is to help people avert a foreclosure filing. Borrowers in all cities, including Houston and Texas, have access to these programs.
The Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force attempts to reach this goal by supporting the various local initiatives and programs that are in place across the state. For example, they can direct people to resources, counselors, and mortgage assistance programs in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. They are continually revising and improving their tactics in an ongoing effort to help as many individuals and families as possible.
Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force Programs
Specifically some of the services and resources offered by the program include:
- Counselors can help homeowners identify resources and they will share information with those borrowers about available mortgage assistance programs, including federal government programs, how to get help from lenders, default prevention and mortgage refinance offerings.
- The agency will proactively monitor mortgage default trends and patterns throughout Texas in an effort to be pro-active in coming up with solutions.
- The task force also tries to help with the underlying housing crisis by analyzing potential legislative recommendations that occur in the state and across the federal government in an effort to support homeownership solutions.
- Provide resources and funding to housing counselors so they can help a larger number of homeowners.
Who to call for foreclosure help
The Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force recommends that homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments, who need help, or need information on their rights to call one or more of the following.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 1-800-225-5342
Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) 1-888-995-HOPE (4673)
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 1-800-569-4287