Loan Scam Awareness

Empowering homeowners to protect themselves against loan modification scams, the Neighborhood House Association (NHA) Housing Counseling Program is the reliable help the community needs. In partnership with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NHA brings loan scam awareness as well as honest loan modification services to the community.

Every day, homeowners facing foreclosure are promised loan modification help; many uninformed and falling victim to loan scams, losing thousands of dollars in the process. To combat this issue, NHA is committed to educating the community regarding loan scams and helping victimized homeowners report illegal activity to the authorities.

NHA’s Housing Counseling program offers a variety of rental placement and home ownership services, including:

•             Mortgage default, delinquency and foreclosure prevention counseling

•             Loan modification counseling

•             Mortgage scam assistance/awareness

•             Counseling on avoiding predatory lenders

•             Rental placement counseling and referrals

•             Tenant/landlord counseling and/or no-cost legal referrals

•             Keep Your Home California Program


To report a potential loan scam, please contact the Homeowner’s Hope Hotline: 1-888-995-HOPE (4673); or contact the NHA HUD Approved Housing Counseling Program at 619-263-7761.


About NHA’s Housing Counseling: The Neighborhood House Association’s Housing Counseling program offers education and counseling to renters, landlords, homeowners and potential homeowners. This comprehensive housing counseling program promotes homeownership and foreclosure prevention, safe and adequate rental housing and resolution of tenant/landlord disputes.

NeighborWorks America® is working with national, state and local partners on the ground and 235 community-based affiliates. Together, we will alert thousands of homeowners in hundreds of at-risk communities through real-life scam stories, fliers, postcards, e-cards, posters, print advertising, local PSAs, events, word of mouth and social media activity.