Partners and Network
Creating alliances and affecting change.
One of the most important ways that the Homeownership Preservation Foundation makes a difference in the foreclosure prevention arena is through our network. By building alliances with other nonprofit leaders, the Foundation reaches more homeowners and helps prevent more foreclosures.
Our credit counseling partners are neutral third parties who provide education and counseling that helps homeowners overcome financial difficulties and stay in their homes.
Seven leading nonprofit credit-counseling agencies provide our credit counseling services. They include:
- Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas
- Consumer Credit Counseling Services of San Francisco
- Greenpath Debt Solutions
- Money Management International (MMI)
- Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management
Statistics show that by acting as a neutral third party, the Homeowner's HOPE™ Hotline helps homeowners better manage their personal finances. Our counseling partners provide homeowners with a specific, actionable plan that can help them avoid foreclosure. Counselors are available nationwide, in English and 170 other languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In October 2005, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation joined with NeighborWorks America® to provide grant funds to support successful face-to-face counseling for homeowners. NeighborWorks America's Center for Foreclosure Solutions, together with HPF and major mortgage lenders, introduced the 2007 Ad Council national campaign.
HOPE NOW, formed with the encouragement of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is an alliance between counselors, mortgage market participants and mortgage servicers. Its mission is to create a unified, coordinated plan to reach and help as many homeowners as possible.
Additional information is available on the HOPE NOW Alliance website.
In addition to the funding provided by the members of the HOPE NOW Alliance, HPF also receives support for our counseling services from Fannie Mae, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program.
Coalition of HUD Housing Counseling Intermediaries
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation is honored to be part of the Coalition of HUD Housing Counseling Intermediaries, a group which was founded in June 2009. The Coalition is a collaboration of the country's largest housing counseling agencies. On June 22, 2010 its members sponsored an information-packed briefing for U.S. Senate staff members on the value of housing counseling. The panelists (left) were Graciela Aponte (National Council of La Raza), Colleen Hernandez (Homeownership Preservation Foundation), Danielle Samilin (Housing Partnership Network), Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie (NeighborWorks), LaTesha Slappy (Mission of Peace), and Marietta Rodriguez (NeighborWorks). For more about the Coalition, click here.