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Federal Agencies

The HUD website has large sections which walk you through what you need to know, and provide detailed materials on avoiding foreclosure, buying a home, budget, grants, homes for sale, vetran programs, and many other useful topics.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a section on "new tools to help combat harmful debt collection practices" and places to submit a complaint and tell your story about experiences with financial providers and helping agencies, there are places for guidance, how to pay for college, reports on the financial landscape, and a place to provide feedback on proposed regulations.

The Treasury Department has a site called MakingHomeAffordable.gov with a great video exploring the sie, which helps explore your options, and offers a menu full of education and assistance sources.

 

 State Agencies

Department of Financial Institutions has sections on understanding the different types of financial service providers, foreclosure help, financial publications, loan modifications, consumer loans and services, identity theft, and a great blog with very useful information like "how to research a home improvement contractor."

Washington State Attorney General's Office has sections on consumer issues including Foreclosure and Mortgage Assistance, with links to handy items like a free credit report, what to do about junk mail, health club membership problems, online auctions, and other consumer potential issues and problems.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission is dedicated to increasing housing access and affordability and to expanding the availability of quality community services for the people of Washington.  They have very useful information, including on low income Housing Tax Credit and on the Foreclosure Fairness Program.

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B. A.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me and put my heart at rest! I look forward to working with you to stay in our home.  I have an appointment with a housing counselor your referred us to and I will give you an update once that occurs.  Again, it meant so very much to me that you took the time to give me hope.
A. F.
I want to say a huge thank you.  It feels a million times better knowing where we will be living, that we don't have to move, and I can actually afford to live here.  My life is no longer on hold, and we have been able to make plans for the first time in ages. There is no more black cloud of uncertainty hanging over my head always, waiting for the bank to dictate so much of my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
C. K.