What Are HAFA and HAMP?

HAFA and HAMP Programs for Homeowners

Lake County HAMP attorney

There are government programs available for individuals, families and businesses that can demonstrate they are unable to make payments under a current mortgage. When you are overwhelmed by debts or behind on mortgage payments, it is important to have a clear understanding of your rights and options, including HAFA and HAMP (Home Affordable Mortgage Program).

I am Merideth Nagel, an attorney dedicated to helping my clients throughout Lake, Orange, Marion and Sumter Counties. With extensive experience in both debt relief and real estate, I am well aware of the implications of debt for homeowners. I will help you protect your rights and your investments as you make important decisions for your financial future.

Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP)

HAMP is a federal program, established in 2008, that helps homeowners obtain loan modifications on a mortgage debt. It was established after the subprime mortgage crisis and is aimed at helping homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure reduce their monthly mortgage payments. I am an attorney for Home Affordable Modification Program in Clermont, and I can help you explore your options and protect your rights.

Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA)

HAFA is a program that allows you to transition to more affordable housing if you can’t afford your mortgage payment. HAFA gives you the option of a short sale or a deed in lieu (DIL) of foreclosure. If you do not qualify for a short sale, HAFA will assist you with relocation assistance.

Under certain programs, the government will pay lenders to assist homeowners, and essentially, tax dollars will go to make payments on behalf of homeowners who are late on payments or unable to pay. Whether you qualify for these programs or not, you always have the opportunity to pursue a loan modification from a lender. As your attorney, I will review relevant documentation pertinent to your loan, assess your rights and help you negotiate the best alternative and resolution to your debt.

Contact a Bankruptcy Lawyer Today

As your attorney, I will never stop fighting to protect what is most important to you. To schedule an initial consultation with a Lake County HAMP attorney, call 352-394-7408 or fill out free case evaluation contact form today. We want to understand your concerns and provide the help you need immediately.

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