If you're a homebuyer, finally signing on the dotted line and receiving the keys to your new home represents the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication. If you're a first–time homebuyer, this journey can be particularly daunting. Don't worry, because you don't have to do it alone. Our Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network are here for you.
At one of the 14 Freddie Mac–sponsored borrower help centers across the country, you can get tips and tools to prepare for homeownership. Just need some credit advice? Housing counselors will work with you to:
- Learn the steps to sustainable homeownership through workshops and one–on–one counseling.
- Build important financial skills such as money management, credit, and responsible homeownership using the Freddie Mac CreditSmart® educational curriculum.
- Compare affordable features of various mortgage products — including lower down payments.
- Understand down payment and closing cost assistance programs in your area.
Are you already a homeowner struggling to make your mortgage payments? Our housing counselors at our Borrower Help Centers are able to help you too. They'll provide financial counseling and work with you to evaluate your options to prevent foreclosure.
Freddie Mac Borrower Help Centers are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Borrowers living nearby can meet in–person with the nonprofit's HUD–certified counselor, or talk by telephone. The national Freddie Mac Borrower Help Network assists homeowners by telephone who do not live near a Borrower Help Center. Click here to find the Borrower Help Center that's closest to you or call 877–300–4179 to be connected to the National Borrower Help Network.
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