Friday, March 23, 2012

Our Housing Work

Our Housing Work Image Consumer Action works on mortgage financing issues, foreclosure prevention and homebuyer education.


Housing Information Project

Consumer Action's housing program was launched in 2006 to help consumers prepare for homeownership, learn about mortgages, protect their property investment, recognize and resist housing-related scams and discrimination, and avoid foreclosure.

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  • Saving Your Home from Foreclosure (2011) »

    Foreclosure is the legal process that your mortgage lender uses to take your home when you fall behind on your mortgage payments. If you are faced with foreclosure, you can work to save your home—or at least limit the financial damage caused by foreclosure—if you understand your options and take the appropriate steps.

  • Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination »

    The denial of housing opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial status or disability is housing discrimination, and it’s illegal. You can recognize if you are a victim of housing discrimination—and protect your rights—if you know what actions by landlords, sellers, lenders and others are against the law.

  • Filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint »

    Fair housing laws protect renters and buyers from discrimination. If you believe you were a victim of housing discrimination, you have the right to file a housing discrimination complaint with HUD. Understanding the complaint and resolution process will help you weigh your options and take action.

  • You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English) »

    Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

  • Consumer Action Housing Help »

    This free resource guide is designed to help struggling homeowners at all stages in the foreclosure process. It lists a wide variety of government and private programs and websites where homeowners can learn if they are eligible for help in saving their homes.


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