For most working people, our homes are the single, largest investment we will make in our lifetimes. Losing a home can have a devastating impact on family. When there are large numbers of people in a neighborhood losing their homes, entire communities can be wiped out. The U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a guide to avoid foreclosure. The Homeownership Preservation Foundation is a non-profit that provides a toll-free hotline (888-995-HOPE), as well as a website to guide homeowners who may be in danger of foreclosure.