Some help may be on the way for homeowners who are facing the risk of foreclosure because their mortgage payments are going higher.
The Hope Now alliance, a partnership between mortgage companies
and nonprofit housing counselors, is mailing out hundreds of
thousands of letters with advice on how to avoid defaulting on
The letters alert homeowners to various relief options that
may be available, and provides a toll-free number they can call for
Some Democrats in Congress are calling for more immediate
measures to help combat the rising tide of foreclosures.
They're urging mortgage companies to help homeowners convert from
adjustable-rate mortgages to fixed-rate loans if the borrowers are
current on their payments.