Homeowner – Mortgage Default and Foreclosure

Below you can find helpful resources about for homeowners including information about mortgages and foreclosure. You can also find details on how to seek assistance or aid from a lawyer, if needed.


Information About Foreclosure

These resources from the Federal Trade Commission, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, and West Tennessee Legal Services all have information about foreclosures that can help you.

Information About Foreclosure

Un nota para los Dueños de Casa


Videos About Foreclosure

These videos from Legal Aid of East Tennessee will provide information about what happens during a foreclosure and how to avoid it. This information is available in both English and Spanish.

What Happens During a Foreclosure?

¿Qué Ocurre Durante una Ejecucia?ón Hipotecari?

 Ways to Avoid Foreclosure and Keep Your Home

Maneras de Evitar la Ejecución Hipotecaria y Quedarse con su Casa

Ways to Avoid Foreclosure but NOT Keep Your Home

Maneras de Evitar la Ejecución Hipotecaria pero NO Quedarse con su Casa

Information About Paying Mortgages

Tennesssee Housing Development Agency 

Mortgage Assistance Hotline: 1-855-876-7283

If you are having problems paying your mortgage or think you might have problems soon, you can get information about what help is available.

US Making Homes Affordable Resource Page

This website can help you learn about buying and financing a home. You can also learn about getting mortgage help and how to protect yourself from scams.

FTC: Money Matters for Homeowners and Home Buyers

This website can help you learn about protecting your money and making smart money decisions. You can use this website to get information on debt, mortgages, home shopping, and many other money questions.


Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • Then, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.


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