WRO is a not-for-profit agency that has been providing free mortgage default prevention counseling for more than 15 years. WRO is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.
WRO may be able to help you prevent foreclosure through the counseling we offer at no cost to residents of Westchester County. WRO can explain the various options that may help you keep your home through a loan modification with your servicing company. We offer guidance on the Federal Making Home Affordable® (MHA) Program, as well as on in-house modifications, which are also offered by servicing companies. By reviewing your financial documents and servicing forms, we can establish a workout plan suitable for the particular financial hardship you are experiencing.
We also intervene as a mortgage default counselor on behalf of homeowners by attending settlement conferences in Westchester County court for WRO clients. Transitioning counseling is also available for homeowners seeking alternatives to foreclosure prevention, such as deed in lieu and short sales. If you are more than 30 days delinquent on your mortgage, please download our Intake Application and start today to get help.
Mortgage Default Prevention Intake Application
Intake Application (Everyone must complete and bring this!)
Making Home Affordable Form (Everyone must complete and bring this!)
Fannie Freddie 710 Form(Those with a Fannie or Freddie Mac loan must complete this form in addition to the Intake Application.)
You should bring a completed application and all supporting documents with you when you attend a Wednesday orientation session. Please note: Bring copies of the required documents, NOT your originals!
In order for us to work with you, you must first attend an orientation session. These sessions provide an overview of our counseling program and introduce homeowners to potential options. You will have an opportunity to talk with a counselor and hear what the mortgage industry is saying during this time of crisis.
Dates: Every Wednesday except those in weeks with holidays (call to confirm dates)
Times: 10:00 am or 6:00 p.m.
Location: Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.
470 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains NY 10605
Register: By phone: 914-428-4507 ext. 334; email: email@example.com
Please bring COPIES of all original documents with your completed intake application to the orientation.
Questions? Call us at 914-428-4507 ext. 334 or the Department's hotline at 877-WRO-4YOU.
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