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Even if Foreclosure Seems Inevitable, Free and Trustworthy Help is Available

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling Offers Assistance for Homeowners
at Risk of Foreclosure

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Many homeowners with financial problems, especially those at risk of foreclosure, feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn for help. Unfortunately, they often become targets to a growing number of individuals who claim they can “rescue” people from their mortgage problems. This often leads to high fees, greater debt, and many times, the eventual loss of the home. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) wants homeowners to know that even if foreclosure seems inevitable, help is available, often at little or no cost.

Homeowners who want to avoid foreclosure, or are concerned about their ability to make their mortgage payments, can receive immediate assistance by finding an NFCC-certified housing specialist. NFCC-certified housing specialists can offer the following kinds of housing counseling:

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The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC members provide financial counseling and education to millions of consumers each year in person, over the phone, or online. NFCC members are located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico through more than 650 community-based office locations.