U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan Serving Wisconsin's 1st District

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan Serving Wisconsin's 1st District

U.S. House of Representatives

Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Programs and Resources

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Many people are facing foreclosure on their homes due to a job loss, major medical expenses, and adjustable rate mortgages with increasing payments.

There are many resources available that may assist homeowners in jeopardy of losing their home.  If you, a family member, neighbor, coworker or friend is in jeopardy of losing a home, please visit the following web sites for information on available federal and state mortgage foreclosure prevention programs.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

  • Wisconsin HUD-Approved Counseling Agencies
    HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues, and reverse mortgages.

  • The Making Home Affordable Program includes opportunities to modify or refinance your mortgage to make your monthly payments more affordable. It also includes the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program for homeowners who are interested in a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

State of Wisconsin Foreclosure Prevention Programs and Resources

Other Helpful Resources

  • Household Housing Guide
    A Wisconsin Division of Housing & Community Development publication that provides a listing of various housing resources available for Wisconsin low and moderate income households (including programs for home purchases, owner-occupied rehabilitation and improvements, lead paint hazard reduction, residential rental services, and more).

  • WiFrontDoorHousing
    A web-based community service that is intended to better connect providers of housing and housing services to renters who are looking for these types of housing opportunities. The user-friendly tools are customized for renters, landlords and property managers, and housing agency staff that help people find and keep housing.

  • National Mortgage Settlement
    After many months of negotiation, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government have reached agreement on a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s five largest loan servicers.

  • Preserving Homeownership: Foreclosure Prevention Initiatives
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has created a report that describes the consequences of foreclosure on homeowners; outlines recent foreclosure prevention initiatives, largely focusing on initiatives implemented by the federal government; and discusses the challenges associated with foreclosure prevention.

Washington, DC Office
  • 1233 Longworth House Office Bldg
  • Washington, DC 20515
  • Phone: (202) 225-3031
  • Fax: (202) 225-3393
Janesville Office
20 South Main Street
Phone: (608) 752-4050
Suite 10
Fax: (608) 752-4711
Janesville, WI 53545
Toll Free: (888) 909-RYAN (7926)
Kenosha Office
5031 7th Avenue
Phone: (262) 654-1901
Kenosha, WI 53140
Fax: (262) 654-2156
Racine Office
216 6th Street
Phone: (262) 637-0510
Racine, WI 53403
Fax: (262) 637-5689
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