Success Story in St. Peters
St. Louis Beacon reporter Mary Delach Leonard’s recent three part housing crisis series profiled the Hoffmans, a family from St. Peters, Missouri who fought foreclosure for three years before receiving a loan modification via the guidance of an HPF housing counselor. The struggles of the Hoffman family mirror those of so many homeowners who call the Hotline, many of whom admit that they felt hopeless before speaking with a housing counselor about their options.
In the Hoffmans’s case, a letter from the OCC and Treasury’s Independent Foreclosure Review program prompted them to reach out for additional guidance despite already having tried countless solutions beforehand. After being transferred to an HPF housing counselor at 888-995-HOPE, the Hoffman’s discovered the benefits of working with a neutral, third party expert and were able to reach an agreement with their servicer within weeks.
Thanks to the Hoffmans for sharing their story, and to the Beacon’s Mary Delach Leonard for reporting it so passionately; it’s stories like these that inspire other homeowners facing foreclosure to reach out for help and to not give up.