Getting Mortgage Help: How to Keep your Home and Avoid Foreclosure

No one expects to fall behind on their mortgage payments or lose their home to foreclosure, but sometimes the unexpected challenges of life can make the responsibility of homeownership a tough one. If financial difficulties are threatening your ability to keep your home, click on the topics below to learn more about:

If you are experiencing  any of the following situations, we encourage you to call talk with a non-profit
Homeownership Specialist or Mediation Specialist to discuss your options:

  • If you have not yet missed a mortgage payment but are concerned that you may miss future payments.
  • If you are already behind on the payments.
  • If you have received a notice of foreclosure.
  • If you are having trouble communicating with your mortgage lender.

GreenPath Financial Wellness

GreenPath Financial Wellness is a national non-profit organization with over 55-years experience in financial counseling and education, and is an approved U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing counseling intermediary.  GreenPath offers foreclosure prevention counseling service that focuses on helping consumers resolve mortgage delinquencies and explore options for avoiding foreclosure.  Foreclosure prevention counseling is available free of charge. GreenPath's certified housing experts are available to help homeowners find the best solution for their unique situation. If appropriate, they will also help contact your servicer to explore options and help you apply for specific programs. Services are available in-person, by phone, and over the internet at  To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call 877.290.6974 today!

Housing Resources Inc.

If you have fallen behind on your mortgage or are in danger of becoming delinquent, HRI can help you navigate your way through the process of saving your home. You are not alone! Thier certified Homeownership Specialists understand how to work with your lender or mortgage company, and will work with you to help you avoid foreclosure. We can help you understand your options. Our Specialists can provide you with face-to-face or over the telephone counseling. The main goal is to help you save your home! Contact 414-461-6330 or visit for more information.

Metro Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation

The Metro Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation program provides voluntary mediation services to residential homeowners and lender-servicers who are parties to a foreclosure action filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court OR Waukesha County Circuit Court.  All mediations are confidential, conducted by a licensed attorney, include a mandatory referral to a housing counselor, and require a minimal fee. Mediation does not replace or stay the legal foreclosure action, but can assist in resolving the foreclosure action in a manner acceptable to both parties, including the possibility of an alternative financial payment arrangement. Contact 414-939-8800 or visit

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The funding source of this activity is the Milwaukee Homeownership Consortium and Freddie Mac.