Jacqueline - Hialeah, FL
The Federal Government provides free resources to struggling homeowners to help them learn about options under the Making Home Affordable program, and to work with a HUD-approved housing counselor. Since the program launch, over one million homeowners have received help. These Public Service Announcements feature real homeowners who have benefited from the foreclosure prevention program, and encourages homeowners that are struggling with their mortgage payments to call 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) to learn about their options.
Due to the economy in 2009 it was a struggle for me. I was falling behind on my mortgage payments. My interest rate was very high. I realized that I needed some help. I didn't want to lose my home. I went straight to my bank. They told me that there was a program. That it was called Making Home Affordable. I went online and I got all the application for that program. When I found out that the program was for free, that I could do ion my own, I said, "Okay, this program is for me." It was a simple step for me to fill out all the information and fax it back to them. It helped me lower down my interest rate which was extremely helpful for me. If I knew that someone was facing the same situation as me, what I found was to call their bank, call the HOPE Hotline and visit their website. I've been in this home for 22 years. Making Home Affordable Program, by would I not have that, I would have lost my home. This program helped me and my family and my son, with the relief that he could continue his education. I'm blessed. That's how I feel right now. What isn't to love for my home? I lived here for22 years. I love my neighbors. My son was born here. This is my home.
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