Laurel - Sacramento, CA
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.
It's the center of everything. It's the heart. It's the most important thing and I love it. I realized that I might not be able to make my monthly Mortgage payment in July of 2009. I had started a small consulting business and I had several contracts and they just stopped. The first month that I was late with my mortgage, my lender encouraged me to apply for the Making Home Affordable Program. I said, "No, I don't need this" but a really thoughtful person walked me through the steps and I applied over the telephone that day. I feel so glad that I applied. My payment dropped to Around $ 1 ,000a month. It makes my payments in the here and now much more affordable and I was really appreciative that I didn't have to pay to apply. If I knew someone that was facing circumstances like I faced, I would really encourage them to call the toll-free HOPE Hotline and explore applying for the Making Home Affordable Program. It's been an enormous help to me. I'm incredibly grateful and appreciative to have received help from the program. There's a real peace of mind in knowing that I'm gonna be able to hold onto my house.
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