Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Important Note: The links below are to general information resources related to Foreclosure Prevention. They are not intended to replace legal advice.

Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection

FORECLOSURE HOTLINE: 1-888-664-2569

The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection is a state agency that contracts with non-profit groups all over Maine in order to help reduce foreclosures and assist homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments. The BCCP can connect you with a free housing counselor located in Maine to talk with you about your situation and help you work with your mortgage company. You can call the BCCP Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Click here to see the list of Maine housing counselors.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a nonprofit corporation started in 1966 by private attorneys in Maine to promote access to justice by providing high quality free legal assistance to individual low-income clients.
http://www.ptla.org/home-mortgage-foreclosures

Foreclosure Prevention Toolkit

Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. Click here to find information about avoiding foreclosure.

HUD Approved Housing Counselors in Maine

United States Veteran's Affairs

Is responsible for administering benefits programs for veterans’ for veterans, their families, and survivors. Click here to find information on foreclosure alternatives for veterans.

 

IF YOU NEED LEGAL ADVICE

If you are facing threat of foreclosure of your home, try to talk to a lawyer. Here are some possible legal resources:
Volunteer Lawyer's Project 1-800-442-4293
Pine Tree Legal Assistance (207) 774-8211
Legal Services for the Elderly 1-800-750-5353

If you are not income eligible for these services, you may be able to speak to a lawyer for 30 minutes through the Maine Lawyer Referral Service (1-800-860-1460). The fee for this service is $25.