Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

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Our experienced, HUD-certified, nonprofit housing counselors offer free, nonjudgmental and confidential support and guidance so that you can understand your options and rights to save your home or foreclose with a plan.

  • Last year, 82% of homeowners who received our foreclosure prevention counseling were able to avoid foreclosure.
  • Last year, 73% of our foreclosure counseling participants learned about additional housing resources.
  • Last year, 79% of our foreclosure counseling participants worked with their housing counselor to develop a customized budget to assist them in stabilizing their situation.

*Data taken from monthly survey sent to individuals served.

Please note: Our Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Services are only offered in Minnesota.  

How an LSS HUD-Certified Housing Counselor Can Assist:

  • Review your current finances and give you a clear idea of your options and eligibility for a mortgage modification.
  • Work with you to submit paperwork (including assistance with writing a financial hardship letter if needed) to your mortgage company to apply for a mortgage modification.
  • Be sure you are taking advantage of available government programs to save your home.
  • Help you postpone your Sheriff's Sale, so you have more time to work out a solution with your lender.
  • Answer questions and is there for you throughout the process.


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Our free and confidential Foreclosure Prevention Services are available to Minnesota residents by phone or virtually. We also offer in-person appointments across Minnesota.

We have counselors who are fluent in Spanish and Hmong. In addition, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available as needed.

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