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Other Federal Agencies

United States Department of the Treasury

The United States Department of the Treasury's foreclosure prevention efforts have been channeled into the Making Home Affordable program since its launch.

Click here to view the Making Home Affordable Program's foreclosure prevention resources.

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission's Mortgages/Real Estate website contains homebuyer and homeowner resources on deceptive advertising, predatory credit products, foreclosure rescue scams, home equity loans, and reverse mortgages.

Click here to view the Federal Trade Commission's foreclosure prevention resources.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) Help with My Bank website features FAQs for consumers on a range of bank services, including mortgages.  The FAQ on mortgages addresses questions about the sale of mortgages from final institution to financial institution, the OCC's power to intercede in creditor-debtor relations, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, all issues that have a bearing on the current foreclosure crisis.

Click here to view the OCC's foreclosure prevention resources.

Office of Thrift Supervision

The Office of Thrift Supervision's (OTS) Consumer Resources website features links to the Making Home Affordable program website, credit counseling resources, AARP and OTS research on reverse mortgages, and financial literacy resources.

Click here to view the OTS's foreclosure prevention resources.

United States Financial Literacy and Education Commission

The United States Financial Literacy and Education Commission's website mymoney.gov has, among other consumer resources, educational materials for homebuyers and homeowners on predatory lending and foreclosure rescue scams.

Click here to view the United States Financial Literacy and Education Commission's foreclosure prevention resources.

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