If you, or someone you know, is having financial worries call the United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline at 1-800-427-4626. This number will connect you with trained professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, who can advise you of the resources closest to you. Find out more by visiting www.211missouri.org.
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The St. Louis area—and your local community—has many resources available for those in need. We’ve created an interactive map that will show you organizations you may turn to:
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United Way of Greater St. Louis
United Way of Greater St. Louis offers 2-1-1, a free 24 hour helpline that connects Missouri and Illinois residents to housing counselors and foreclosure resources. Residents of Missouri calling from a landline need only dial 2-1-1. Illinois residents and individuals calling from a cell phone should dial (800) 427- 4626.
Better Family Life
Better Family Life serves the metropolitan St. Louis area through its HUD certified housing counseling and classes in individualized budgeting and home ownership.
Beyond Housing provides housing counseling as well as support services for low-income families and homeowners.
Catholic Charities Housing Resource Center enables low- to moderate-income families to achieve long-term housing stability and affordable housing. Assists homeless individuals and families with emergency shelter when prevention is no longer possible. Catholic Charities also offers a housing crisis hotline: (314) 802-5444.
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions helps consumers obtain a clear perspective of their financial situation through counseling and education. ClearPoint offers HUD approved housing counseling solutions and National Foundation for Credit Counseling approved bankruptcy counseling.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
St. Louis’s FBI division offers resources for victims of mortgage fraud and foreclosure scams.
International Institute of St. Louis
International Institute of Saint Louis helps low income immigrants and refugees move out of poverty by helping them acquire assets which will appreciate and server as wealth-builders. The International Institute helps by opening a matched savings account, which this money can be used to purchase a home.
Land of Lincoln Legal Services
Land of Lincoln Legal Services offers free civil legal services to low-income and senior citizen homeowners in Illinois.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri offers civil legal services to low-income homeowners in Eastern Missouri facing foreclosure or other mortgage issues.
NeighborWorks America provides a network of local organizations who special in foreclosure counseling and solutions.
The mission of Provident is to strengthen families; to provide youth the opportunity and resources to succeed; and, to assist communities to be stable and productive. We do this by providing prevention and treatment services that have the greatest potential for positive impact. We are dedicated to providing superior value to our customers by developing innovative high-quality services for our clients.
Ready, Aim, Advocate!
Ready, Aim, Advocate! is a local organization that works to assist low-income families by providing educational opportunities with an emphasis on career development. The group collaborates with a number of community partners to sponsor events ranging from job skills training to voter registration drives. They also host a regularly updated job board that lists opportunities in the St. Louis area.
St. Louis Mental Health Board
St. Louis Mental Health Board works with people who have serious and persistent mental disorders they can live, work, and socialize in environments of their choosing and improving their health. Some partners of this program such as Places for People and St. Patrick Center provide opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to make positive decisions in order for them to attain affordable housing.
St. Louis Public Library
St. Louis Public Library offers advice on choosing a mortgage from reverse mortgages, two-step mortgages, balloon payment mortgages, and house flipping.
Salvation Army-Midland Division
Salvation Army provides resources for those who have already been foreclosed upon and do not have an alternative housing option.
Urban League of St. Louis serves St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Claire County residents. Offering services in pre- and post-purchase mortgage counseling, Urban League’s HUD certified counselors advise clients on the home buying process and work with lenders to find solutions to foreclosure. Urban League also offers a foreclosure helpline staffed by housing counselors who not only offer mortgage advice, but also work to find alternatives to foreclosure. Call the helpline at 888-995-HOPE.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD contains information from buying, selling, owning a home to HUD-approved lenders and housing discrimination complaints. HUD has launched a new campaign to urge homeowners to seek free, HUD-approved housing counseling advice before they are at risk of foreclosure, Keep Your Home. Know Your Loan. campaign.