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The Doanes share how they avoided foreclosure with support from Fannie Mae.

“Finally it just deteriorated to where we couldn’t handle it, and that’s when we went for help."

The Doane Family
Loan Modification

Looking for assistance with your mortgage when you’re facing financial challenges can be uncomfortable and scary. And with so much information available, it’s hard to know where to turn. Take a look at this section for free and reliable resources online, on the phone, or in-person.


Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Network

Our Mortgage Help Network was created to help homeowners with loans owned by Fannie Mae. More

Military Options

If you’re a service member struggling with your mortgage payment, you may qualify for a special military hardship. Additionally, military service members have protection against foreclosure for 9 months following termination of active duty. More

Reverse Mortgages

Not understanding your obligations under a reverse mortgage can lead to serious consequences including foreclosure. Review your obligations and find out where get help if you’re struggling with property-related expenses. More

Hardest Hit Fund (HHF)

The Hardest Hit Fund offers innovative measures to help families stay in their homes or otherwise avoid foreclosure in states that have been hit hard by concentrated economic distress. More

Housing Counselors

A HUD-approved housing counselor is an experienced, trained professional who can advise you on preventing foreclosure, buying a home, protecting your credit, and other issues. More

Helpful Contacts

Contact your mortgage company or a HARP lender. More


Check for homebuyer and homeowner (foreclosure prevention) events in your area. You can talk in person with lenders, housing counselors, and mortgage companies to get the help you need—whether you’re looking to buy a home or are a homeowner who needs mortgage assistance. More



Learn how to identify and avoid scam artists who promise immediate relief from foreclosure.




Find the answers to common questions concerning your mortgage and the various options to avoid foreclosure.




Visit our glossary of key terms to increase your understanding of the foreclosure options available.