Foreclosure Prevention Program

State Foreclosure Prevention Resources
For legal help in Seattle and King County, see this
list of organizations providing fee legal counsel to low-income people. The Northwest Justice Project and Columbia Legal Services have attorneys working exclusively on foreclosure prevention cases.
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions provides a vast amount on information on avoiding foreclosure rescue scams, mortgage counseling and navigating the foreclosure process.
Federal Programs
The Obama Administration announced the Making Home Affordable program in February 2009. This program provides resources to homeowners who are making good-faith effort to make their mortgage payments. An
overview of this program is available on the federal Road to Stability site. Detailed information and self-assessment tools are available at Making Home Affordable.

Find out if you qualify.
To qualify for the program, household income must be below 80 percent of the area median income (see current
eligibility limits). Homeowners must also prove the capacity to afford the mortgage for the long-term.
Homeowners in need of assistance should contact Solid Ground or the Urban League directly to see if they qualify:
Urban League (800) 368-1455
Solid Ground Mortgage Hotline: (206) 694-6766
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All screenings and appointments must go through the hotline.
Counselors are not able to take walk-in appointments.

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