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Building a Foreclosure & Default Prevention Program

April 6, 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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As we await national comprehensive relief strategies beyond moratoriums, housing counseling agencies are stepping in to prevent hardship to families and  widespread housing loss. HCAs are assembling the tools at their disposal to work with families and help them identify and secure resources to help struggling households keep a roof over their heads. Even agencies who left  foreclosure counseling services years ago are now responding to community needs for these rescue efforts to help families hit hardest by the current economic crisis.

This webinar is for nonprofit managers interested in developing a new default prevention program to address community needs or those seeking to expand a current program or perhaps, complement a mortgage assistance program. Join us as we discuss basic steps, funding sources, staff training requirements, current foreclosure relief programs and resources available to help strengthen your program.

You Will Lean:

  • Learn the basic steps to setting up a successful default prevention or mortgage relief program at your agency. Understand regulations and best practices prior to forming the foreclosure and default prevention program.
  • Discuss training and/or certification requirements housing counselors should have prior to performing default prevention counseling
  • Clarification on COVID 19 notices and waivers to established Housing Counseling guidelines including alternate and remote settings, telephone counseling, client signature collection, disclosures, and other financial analysis documents while conducting remote counseling or delivering remote group education.
  • Review the FEMA COVID 19 Resource Roadmap designed to help identify supplemental appropriated funds, in particular under the CARES Act and understand how these federally funded programs can be used to assist your community.
  • Understand how the OCC, FTC and other agencies are stepping in to provide protection to homeowners and guidance to nonprofit housing counseling agencies. Identify Federal, State, and local programs that may be used to fund mortgage default prevention programs or made available to rescue homeowners in danger of default.
  • How agencies can utilize guides and products from CFPB, Fannie Mae and other national and community partners to market programs and inform consumers.


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April 6
2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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