A home is more than a financial asset. It is a place to live and raise a family, a plan for the future and an investment in your community. The City of Hollywood promotes home preservation and encourages you to contact Community Development should you require additional assistance at 954.921.3271.
Tips To Avoid Foreclosure
Contact your lender's loss mitigation department
Open and respond to all mail from your lender
Call a HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) approved Housing Counseling Agency (for links to housing counseling agencies, see below)
Create a personal budget and review your financial resources
Consider ways of increasing your income and reducing your expenses
For information on how to obtain a U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified default counselor, visit HUD'S website www.HUD.gov. When you get to the home page of the HUD website, you will need to click on the RESOURCES tab at the top, select "HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies" from the drop down, click on the state of Florida, scroll down (alphabetical order by city) to the nearest city to you.
Contact the Counseling Agency for further instructions or call the HUD office at 1.800.569.4287.