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reverse mortgages. Additionally, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago has two primary housing counseling programs: (1) Foreclosure Prevention Law Project (FPLP), designed to provide comprehensive legal advice and representation to low and moderate income families at risk of losing their homes and (2) Housing Law Project for Seniors (HLPS) which provides education to seniors about appropriate services/programs that can help them remain in their home as well as teach them about the many financial risks and scams that could jeopardize homeownership.

Rogers Park Community Council Chicago, IL $14,534 Formed in 1952, the Rogers Park Community Council provides a variety of counseling and resource information. For example, they work with landlords and tenants to find solutions to housing problems. They also provide affordable options to first time homebuyers, such as information on budgeting. Rogers Park Community Council has developed a collaborative program with other organizations to help them better serve their clients. The organization also provides HECM counseling to assist the elderly, as well as foreclosure prevention counseling.

South Suburban Housing Center Homewood, IL $19,423 The South Suburban Housing Center (SSHC) has been administering housing counseling programs through its Home Seekers Service since 1977. SSHC operates in over fifty municipalities in South Cook, Will and Kankakee counties in the Chicago metropolitan area. SSHC has developed a comprehensive homeownership counseling and education program that includes enforcement addressing impediments to fair housing. SSHC provides several fair housing training sessions throughout the year to lenders, rental management agencies and housing providers.


HOPE of Evansville, Inc. (HOPE) Evansville, IN $25,534 Since 1967, HOPE of Evansville, Inc. has been working to stabilize and revitalize Evansville neighborhoods by promoting and supporting homeownership by providing comprehensive housing counseling. During that time, HOPE has partnered with many nonprofit agencies, businesses, government entities, private or for-profit businesses to provide a full cycle of assistance in the area of affordable housing. HOPE offers homebuyer education, down payment assistance, low closing cost assistance, post purchase; mortgage delinquency and default renters assistance and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling. In fiscal year 2000, 309 clients were counseled under the HUD grant.

Muncie Homeownership & Development Center Muncie, IN


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