Don’t face foreclosure alone; free help’s availableFree legal advice is available to Wisconsin residents who are facing foreclosure with the help of a $150,000 grant from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program.
Free legal advice is available to Wisconsin residents who are facing foreclosure with the help of a $150,000 grant from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program.
The grant, which provides services from the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Lakelaw in Kenosha, was applied for by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
Legal services provided by these organizations include initial consultation, budget and loan modification parameters, analysis of loan documents and submission of loan modification requests through the Attorney Portal. WHEDA is responsible for managing and administering the funds and the legal organizations for counsel to keep troubled homeowners from losing their homes.
To qualify, individuals seeking legal advice must be referred by a grant-funded counseling agency. The agency for northwest Wisconsin is Catholic Community Services Inc.
Call Sandy AlQudah at (715) 394-6617 or (888) 831-8446 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the agency.
If a counseling agency determines that a household will benefit from legal assistance, the agency will send appropriate documentation to the law practice for them to review the individual’s situation. Participating attorneys took part in training sessions earlier this year.
For a complete list of NFMCP-funded housing counseling agencies or more information on foreclosure prevention, visit www.wisconsinforeclosureresource.com or call the 24-hour toll-free hotline at (888) 995-4673).