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Making Home Affordable An official program of the Departments of the Treasury & Housing and Urban Development


 Learning Center

Arm yourself with information that will help you get the most out of MHA ® programs. Learn what you need to know in order to navigate this difficult process.

"There are more solutions for homeowners today than there have ever been."

Gary - GMAC Mortgage

See and hear examples of other homeowners' experience with the Making Home Affordable Program ® and learn key home finance terms. Avoid scams, know your housing rights and gain valuable knowledge. The links below will help you learn more about the Making Home Affordable Program.

Glossary of Terms ›

Easily understood definitions of some of the most common home finance technical terms.

Videos ›

Commentary from homeowners just like you, speaking the truth as they see it, directly to other homeowners.

Avoiding Scams ›

Tips for detecting and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams that can cost you thousands.

Key Concepts You Should Know ›

Explanations of the home finance concepts homeowners most need to understand in detail.
Last Updated: 3/20/2012 1:02 PM

Help is a Phone Call Away

888-995-HOPE (4673)
Hearing impaired: 877-304-9709 TTY

As you enter a process that can sometimes be overwhelming, it would be in your best interest to engage a housing expert to help you along the way. Let a HUD-approved housing counselor help you understand your options, prepare your application, and work with your mortgage company.

Hear it from Homeowners

Curtis and Darlene, Chicago IL

Curtis and Darlene of Chicago, IL

Curtis and Darlene had lived in their home for 35 years when Curtis lost his job. That’s when MHA helped them cut their mortgage payments in half.

Beware of Scams


Unfortunately, and far too often, homeowners looking for mortgage help end up victimized by scam artists. Know the warning signs to protect yourself, your money, and your home.

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