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Responding to a Crisis: The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program, 2008-2018

2/13/2019

Responding to a Crisis: The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program, 2008-2018

Author(s)/Creator(s): NeighborWorks America and Urban Institute

In 2007, as the scale and urgency of the housing crisis became clear, Congress authorized an emergency program to help Americans in danger of losing their homes. Between 2008–18, the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program helped homeowners in need by substantially boosting the nation’s capacity for foreclosure counseling.

Over the past decade, the NFMC program has had an impact on homeowners, housing counselors, the housing counseling field, and NeighborWorks itself.

Urban Institute's evaluation highlights:

  • Designing the NFMC program as a response to a
    crisis. 
  • Putting the program into practice on the ground. 
  • What the NFMC program achieved. 
  • Contributions to the housing field. 
  • Lessons learned.

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