Finding information on the federal government’s Making Home Affordable program, including the ever popular Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), that is both trustworthy and easy to understand can be difficult enough if you’re a native English speaker. Now imagine how difficult it must be for non-English speakers. Yet studies show that Latino families have been significantly affected by the foreclosure crisis in the United States. And non-English speakers have been and continue to be the most at risk of falling prey to foreclosure rescue scams. To address the needs of these homeowners, the Treasury Department and HUD have introduced a Spanish version of the Making Home Affordable website. You can find the site at www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/spanish.
July 26, 2012