Foreclosure and Financial Assistance Resources

Did You Know?

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  • The City of Southfield celebrated its 50th anniversary of incorporation as a city on April 28, 2008.

Hardship Resources

Michigan Helping Hand
Services for economic hardship.

Recession Resources
From your local Library.

Foreclosure & Prevention Resources

Foreclosure Rescue Scams
Information from the Federal Trade Commission.

Homeowner Crisis Resource Center
Counseling & tools for avoiding foreclosure.

Homeowner's HOPE
Foreclosure prevention counseling.

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Michigan
Mortgage, delinquency, default counseling.

HUD Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure
Tips, refinance options, lender solutions.

Mortgage Payment Difficulties
Avoiding default; foreclosure advice.

Oakland County Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
Free counseling services.

Save the Dream (MSHDA)
Loan options, help agencies, foreclosure stages & FAQs.

Wayne County Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention
Assistance for residents.

Financial Resources

GreenPath Debt Solutions
Counseling, consolidation, foreclosure.

Legal Aid and Defender Association
Free legal services low-moderate income or seniors.

Lighthouse of Oakland County Emergency Services
Utility, eviction, food.

Michigan Department of Human Services Assistance Programs
Medical, food, emergency services, utility.

Open Hands Food Pantry
Emergency food.

Southfield Human Services
Counseling, legal aid, referrals.

St. Vincent DePaul Detroit
Emergency food.

Unemployment Resources
Claims, assistance, programs.

United Way 2-1-1 SE Michigan
Rent, utility, food.