HUD-Certified Counselors Offer Free Counseling to Avoid Eviction, Foreclosure – Fox26 Houston

  • August 25, 2020
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness

GreenPath’s President and CEO Kristen Holt is featured in a FOX26 Houston News segment about options for those facing eviction, foreclosure during the pandemic crisis.

As CARES act relief expires, rent and mortgage payments are coming due.

If you can’t afford to pay them, HUD-certified counselors say they’re ready to help you through the financial crisis and to try to avoid eviction or foreclosure.

As the broadcast explains, a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved counselor is specially trained by the government to help you try to stay in your home. And their counseling is free.

The CARES Act is one of many resources that can help people stay in their homes, according to GreenPath, a national non-profit organization with HUD-certified housing counselors.

GreenPath CEO Kristen Holt says their counselors can help homeowners, for example, secure 6 to 12 months of mortgage forbearance through the CARES Act.

“We’re your partner in this. We’re a non-profit and we’re going to help you understand your options. We’re funded by HUD so there’s no cost to you to get the housing counseling,” said Holt.

GreenPath Counselors Provide Options

GreenPath counselors begin by helping you cut your monthly bills and spending. They will even contact your lenders for you to arrange deferrals or payment plans.

“We can help you with contacting your lender if you want or you’re nervous about that or you’re confused,” said Holt.

And they can refer renters to local rental assistance and resources to help them avoid eviction.

“Our counselors are all trained in empathy.  We have an ability to make you start feeling better immediately so you can move from extreme stress into proactive action,” Holt said.

They know the stress families are facing.

View the complete FOX26 Houston News segment here. 

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GreenPath is a nonprofit financial counseling agency.  Our entire team of housing counselors is certified by HUD to help guide those facing housing challenges. Additionally, we are certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counselors (NFCC) and accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).  You don’t have to go it alone.  Our housing counselors will listen without judgment and support you to make decisions that work for your life.

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Kristen Headshot Kristen Holt is president and CEO of GreenPath Financial Wellness based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. GreenPath is a national nonprofit that supports lifelong financial wellness for everyone.