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


Mortgage Assistance & Foreclosure Prevention: 

Tennessee Housing Development Agency 

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



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.



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