About the foreclosure help toolbox
This toolbox provides Illinois homeowners with the tools they need to learn about mortgage foreclosure.
Mortgage foreclosure videos
These videos give information on avoiding foreclosure, the foreclosure process and foreclosure scams. To watch a video, click on the link:
- Mortgage foreclosure overview
- Mortgage foreclosure scams
- What you can do to avoid foreclosure
- What happens once a foreclosure lawsuit is filed
- What happens after the foreclosure sale
- Loan modification
Mortgage foreclosure process
The mortgage foreclosure process takes months. When you receive notice of a foreclosure lawsuit from the court, you do not have to move out of your home immediately. The judge is the only one who can order you to move. For information on how to respond and by when, see:
Mortgage foreclosure mediation
Foreclosure mediation is a meeting or series of meetings guided by a neutral person, known as a mediator. Foreclose mediation helps you and the lender try to reach a solution outside of the courtroom. For information on foreclosure mediation in Illinois, see:
Help paying your reverse mortgage
Do you need help paying your reverse mortgage? Have you experienced a drop in household income? If so, you may qualify for up to $35,000 in federal assistance at no cost to you. Learn more about the Illinois Hardest Hit Program.