We have compiled a list of resources that can help you to qualify for a mortgage, shop for one, or try to prevent a foreclosure. Follow the links below for a variety of assistance:

To check on the validity of lenders doing business in Massachusetts, visit the Division of Banks web site at: www.mass.gov/dob

Visit http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=MA for information about HUD loans.

You can download a list of counseling agencies in Massachusetts by visiting the Division of Banks web site at:  www.mass.gov/dob; or visit: http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/pages/default.aspx where you can download a list of more counseling agencies. aarp

HOPE NOW is an alliance between HUD approved counseling agents, mortgage companies, investors and other mortgage market participants that provides free foreclosure prevention assistance To contact a mortgage relief counselor call: 888-995-HOPE.

Contact Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern New England for Financial Counseling and Education:

E-mail: counselinginfo@moneymanagement.org