Help for homeowners
How you're protected
Homeowners can request forbearance if they’re struggling financially.
You may still have mortgage relief options through your mortgage loan servicer or from your state, even if your loan is not backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the federal government.
If you have a reverse mortgage, learn more about reverse mortgage protections.
Get expert help
Talk to a housing counselor
For help talking to your mortgage servicer or understanding your options, contact a HUD-approved housing counseling agency in your area. Housing counselors can develop a tailored plan of action and help you work with your mortgage company, at no cost to you.
Talk to a lawyer
If you need a lawyer, there may be resources to assist you, and you may qualify for free legal services through legal aid. If you’re a servicemember, you should consult with your local Legal Assistance Office.
Submit a complaint
If you have a complaint with your mortgage or forbearance plan, tell us about your issue—we'll forward it to the company and work to get you a response, generally within 15 days.