Resources for Homeowners Facing Additional Financial Hardships - Financial Regulation
Mortgage defaults are often an indication of additional financial household stress. Fortunately, there are other forms of assistance that homeowners may be eligible to receive. There are numerous local, state, federal, and non-profit agencies providing services and assistance to homeowners. Below are resources that may be useful.
- If you have recently lost your job, you may qualify for unemployment insurance – visit Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance for more information. If you are in need of a new job, visit the Maryland Workforce Exchange website for possible job opportunities.
- To learn about public benefits for which you or your family may be eligible and find screening locations, visit the Maryland Earn Benefits website.
- If you need assistance with paying utility bills, visit the Office of People's Counsel website for additional information and guidance.
- There are special programs designed to assist veterans and service members. See the pages on the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs website about avoiding foreclosure; and the information available from the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- For specific tips on speaking to your children about financial hardship, see the "Families Stand Together" toolkit from Sesame Workshop.
Please visit our Consumer Resources page for additional information and resources.