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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac updates on their programs to avoid foreclosure.
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    Settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation will require the company to provide $2 billion in loan modification relief to its customers and $125 million in refunds to consumers whose homes were foreclosed. The settlement agreement is with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 49 states, including Oregon.

    Information about the settlement is available here

    Q & A about the settlement

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    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is establishing new mortgage servicing rules to protect struggling homeowners facing foreclosure.
    The rules will also protect all homeowners from costly surprises or getting the runaround from their servicers. Learn more:

    Have a mortgage? What you can expect under federal rules​​.
    Summary of the new servicing rules.​
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    Borrowers who did not cash or deposit checks as a result of the Independent Foreclosure Review, will receive a replacement check in the mail from Rust Consulting Inc.

    Nearly 600,000 checks mailed to borrowers resulting from the agreement between 13 servicers and federal agencies remain outstanding, and have now expired.

    As part of the agencies’ ongoing efforts to reach these borrowers, the paying agent, Rust Consulting Inc., was directed to conduct additional searches of updated addresses. Borrowers must cash or deposit the replacement checks within 90 days of the issue date or the check will be void.

    For more information click here: http://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2015/nr-ia-2015-22.html​​.

Help for homeowners Foreclosures in Oregon
Avoid Foreclosure and mortgage scams
If someone promises to help you negotiate with your lender to lower your home loan payments or save your house, STOP! Oregon law limits upfront fees in most cases and requires companies to be licensed. Call 866-814-9710 to verify a license. For more information, click here.

Loan modification step-by-step process to help homeowners
Obtaining a loan modification is one way to avoid foreclosure and stay in your home; however, the process can be challenging for homeowners. Whether you apply for a loan modification with the assistance of a counselor or you decide to do it yourself, there are crucial steps you should take to increase your chances of success. Click on the link below for the steps.
Foreclosure prevention counselors
HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counselors provide free help to Oregonians facing foreclosure. Call 2-1-1 or click below for a list of counselors in your area.
Making Home Affordable Program
You can make your mortgage payments more affordable through the Obama administration's Making Home Affordable Program. By clicking on the link below, you can find out if you're eligible for the program and request a loan modification. If you need assistance completing the forms or have questions about the process, free help is available by calling the Homeowner's HOPE Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) and asking for MHA Help.
Foreclosure is the legal means your lender can use to take your house if you are in default. The foreclosure process can be confusing for many homeowners; learn how it works.
Oregon's foreclosure laws
The Oregon Legislature recently passed laws to help homeowners facing foreclosure in Oregon. Click on the link below for more on those laws and the statutes that cover mortgage lending.
Information for renters
Tenants can be affected if the home they are renting is facing foreclosure. The link below provides information for renters.
Read the latest mortgage and foreclosure news, including announcements about new programs for homeowners.
More resources
A resources list on taxes, loan programs, mechanic's liens, mortgage payments rights, and filing a complaint against a lender. You can download and view the publication "Foreclosure - you can avoid it." in English and Spanish.

The information on this site is offered and intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or professional advice. We encourage you to seek legal help for your particular circumstances.