With all the dubious assistance programs

and out-right scams preying on home owners facing foreclosure, it can

be difficult to find legitimate help.

Here’s a list of programs that are either operated by the U.S. government or have its seal of approval:

  • Call (888) 995-HOPE, the

    Homeowner’s HOPE Hotline to reach a nonprofit, HUD-approved counselor

    through HOPE NOW, a cooperative effort of mortgage counselors and

    lenders to assist homeowners.

  • The Controller of the Currency’s consumer information site for banking-related questions is www.helpwithmybank.gov

Source: Controller of the Currency (04/21/2009)