Mortgage help for struggling Illinois homeowners

E000336Governor Pat Quinn launched the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN) in 2012 to create a one-stop resource where Illinois residents can access the tools they need to avoid ­foreclosure. The Network ­coordinates the efforts of many state and non-profit agencies working to connect struggling homeowners with support and brings those services under one umbrella.

IFPN provides homeowners with access to free coun­seling services, legal advice, mortgage assistance programs, foreclosure prevention events and tips on how to avoid mortgage fraud. Most importantly, it offers homeowners a safe and trusted source for assistance so they do not fall prey to mortgage rescue scams.

It is important to seek help if you are having trouble paying your mortgage or are behind on your mortgage ­payments. Go to or call the IFPN hotline at 1-855-KEEP-411. Information about IHDA and its other programs can be found