NeighborWorks Green Bay is a HUD approved agency that provides foreclosure prevention counseling at no cost to you. If you are experiencing the potential of foreclosure, or have received a notice of foreclosure action being taken, our counselors can help you to understand how your financial situation affects your mortgage, and the various options that may be available to you. Wisconsin has some of the most consumer-friendly foreclosure laws in the nation, and our housing counselors can help you understand the timeline of foreclosure, as well as your rights under the law.
A new study finds that homeowners at risk of foreclosure who work with housing counseling organizations like NeighborWorks Green Bay are much more likely to have a positive outcome. They are almost three times more likely to obtain a money saving mortgage modification, nearly twice as likely to get caught up on missed mortgage payments, and about 60% less likely to fall behind again. Moreover, homeowners who owe more than the value of their home, and choose to sell, often benefit financially from working with a housing counselor.
Facing foreclosure is a challenging situation and can be very confusing. You can access an online educational course that will walk you through the foreclosure process and help you understand what you can expect based upon your personal situation. The course is free. This course will prepare you to meet with a NeighborWorks housing counselor for personalized services focused on your specific circumstances. To register, simply go to ehomeamerica.org.
How Counselors Make a Difference
The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program was launched in December 2007 with funds appropriated by Congress to address the nationwide foreclosure crisis by dramatically increasing the availability of housing counseling for families at risk of foreclosure. NeighborWorks America distributes funds to competitively selected grantee organizations, which in turn provide the counseling services, either directly or through sub-grantee organizations. Grants are also being made to fund legal assistance to homeowners and to train foreclosure counselors. More than 1,700 counseling agencies operate under the program.
If you would like to use our counseling services, please click on the buttons below to go to the forms needed. Please complete and submit all four forms. Once we receive your completed forms we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment.
Also please provide any document that shows exactly how your name appears on your 1st mortgage (i.e. mortgage statement, notice of default, communications from lender, etc.)
Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 920-448-3078, mailed to 437 S. Jackson St., Green Bay, WI 54301, or hand-delivered to the NeighborWorks Green Bay office.