|6,307 People living with disabilities and long-term health concerns have an improved quality of life.
|11,578 Victims of domestic violence received shelter and/or support services to live safely.
|16,876 At-risk individuals and families received nutritious food during times of need.
|"Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice."
Finding help before it is too late matters.
Montgomery County is second in the state and Ohio leads the nation in home foreclosures. The number of home foreclosure cases comprised approximately 45% of all cases filed by the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts in 2005. Many of these cases could have been prevented if homeowners had worked with their lender and local nonprofit organizations as soon as they were unable to make their monthly payments.
A collaboration of nonprofit organizations, government and financial institutions are working to reduce our community�s high foreclosure rate by helping families at risk before it is too late. Participating agencies include:
If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, help is available!
- United Way�s HelpLink 2-1-1
- Montgomery County Clerk of Courts
- Graceworks Lutheran Services/Consumer Credit Counseling
- Miami Valley Fair Housing
- Community Reinvestment Institute Alumni Association
Dial 2-1-1 or 225-3000 and get help now before it is too late!
Tell us what you need...we are listening
United Way�s HelpLink 2-1-1: Skilled, trained staff are available 24 hours a day to handle calls received on the foreclosure hotline. Staff will assess each call and make referrals to the appropriate agencies.
Graceworks Lutheran Services/Consumer Credit Counseling Service: Mortgage assistance and debt management counseling.
Miami Valley Fair Housing: Assistance in reviewing mortgage loans for foreclosure defenses. Community Reinvestment Institute Alumni Association: Assistance for victims of predatory lending practices and training to help buyers identify a predatory loan before they become a victim of a deceptive lender.
A recent survey by Freddie Mac and Roper Public Affairs and Media found that 75% of delinquent borrowers were contacted by their lender, but never responded.
If you are behind on your payments or think you might become behind, don�t wait!
- 28% thought there was no reason to talk to the lender or didn�t think the lender could help them.
- 17% tried to take care of their payment problems without any help.
- 7% didn�t have enough money to make the full payment.
- 6% were embarrassed.
- 5% were afraid.
- 5% didn�t know who to call.
Dial 2-1-1 for help and contact your lender.