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Foreclosure Prevention
Foreclosure Prevention with Wade and TinaIf you are facing foreclosure, help is as close as your telephone.  Just make the first call...

Call the UNITED WAY at 1-800-650-4357 (or 2-1-1), or visit www.unitedwaytoledo.org for referral to the most appropriate local or national resources.

Hope is available to any homeowner in America having trouble paying their mortgage.  Call 1-888-995-HOPE (1-888-995-4673) any time.  Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide free foreclosure prevention counseling.  They will help you negotiate with your lender free of charge!

Printable Foreclosure Prevention Pamphlet

Foreclosure Information Directory

These organizations can help:

Foreclosure Intervention Hotline                                                       
24 hours/7 days a week
Ohio Home Rescue Fund managed by the
Homeownership Preservation Foundation

Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) &
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Legal Services
(419) 724-0640    1-888-534-1432

Consumer Credit Counseling of
Northwest Ohio

HUD-certified counseling agency
(419) 531-2227    1-800-355-2227

Lucas County Treasurer
Payment plans for delinquent taxes
Payment plans for current taxes
(419) 213-4305

Lucas County Veteran Services
Mortgage assistance to veterans
(419) 213-6090
Lucas County Veterans Services

Lucas County Auditor
Information to challenge your property value
(419) 213-4406

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS)
Foreclosure rescue assistance
(419) 691-2900

Northwest Ohio Development Agency
Foreclosure Counseling
(419) 243-3734

Toledo Bar Association
Legal services
(419) 242-9363

Toledo Fair Housing Center
Predatory lending remediation program
(419) 243-6163

Empowering & Strengthening Ohio's
People (ESOP)
Loan modifications
(419) 464-9885

Adelante LRC
Bilingual homeownership and financial literacy
(419) 244-8440

WGTE Public Media


  • Do not ignore letters from creditors.  Some foreclosures can be halted if you communicate with your lender promptly.
  • Typically, lenders do not want your home; they want your house payments.
  • Foreclosure proceedings may cost your lender a lot of money.
  • Often it is in everyone's best interest to agree on new terms that modify the current mortgage.
  • Call or write your lender.
  • Contact the lender's "Loss Mitigation" or "Foreclosure Prevention" department.
  • Ask the lender to send you a "work-out' packet to update your financial information including current income, expenses and other debts.

Be aware of scams

  • Solutions sounding too good to be true usually are.
  • Be aware of predatory lending and DON'T be a victim.
  • Be aware of unscrupulous people who will take advantage of your troubles.
  • Be aware of phony counseling agencies that charge large fees to perform services you can do for yourself with assistance from the sources listed in the directory above.