Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Oprah Magazine Highlights NeighborWorks America’s Foreclosure Help

NeighborWorks America’s foreclosure help was featured in the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, in an article about a divorced mother of two who had fallen behind on her mortgage and other financial obligations after losing her job. In the article, “9 Ways to Get Your Finances Back on Track,” financial columnist Michelle Singletary maps out a financial rescue plan for Tisa McGhee and others who may be in a similar situation.

“I suggested Tisa turn to NeighborWorks America (, a nonprofit that helps consumers avoid foreclosure, and the agency intervened,” wrote Singletary as she described McGhee’s struggle to rework her mortgage and stay on top of her payments. “If you are having trouble paying your mortgage, you can also contact a free counselor approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (find one through or at 888-995-4673),” Singletary continued.

Her advice is in line with the message we send to struggling homeowners, who can also locate a counselor near them at