Foreclosure Overview

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You may qualify for free legal help with foreclosure. If your family is at risk of losing their home to foreclosure, go to our "Find Legal Help" map to find the civil legal aid program that serves your county of residence.  Many of these free legal aid providers have posted information explaining their State's foreclosure process on their program websites.  In addition, many of the legal aid providers have added staff to handle foreclosures free of charge.  They may be able to help directly or refer you to another program that can.

If you are at risk of losing your home because of a servicemember's active duty status, please read our information about protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The laws regarding foreclosure vary from State to State.

Last updated May 2018