Foreclosure Prevention Grantees - 2011

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Bay Area Legal Aid Santa Clara County Support to secure the housing rights of low-income tenants of foreclosed properties in Santa Clara County through the provision of legal information, representation and advocacy, community education presentations and local trainings to community-based organizations. $75,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Support to provide comprehensive legal assistance to homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure and to take measures to prevent bad lending practices in low-income communities in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. $75,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates San Mateo County Support to help some homeowners in distress retain their homes, to help others transition out of home ownership into other housing without becoming homeless, and to help protect residents from further economic losses caused by foreclosure rescue scams. $75,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo County Support to provide advice and counsel to tenants in foreclosure related evictions and in appropriate cases to provide more robust representation up to and including full representation at trial. $75,000
Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley Santa Clara County Support for foreclosure prevention counseling and education that assists homeowners who are delinquent in their mortgage payments or struggling to maintain their payments so they can preserve their status as homeowners or pursue alternatives. $75,000
Northern California Urban Development San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Support to counsel homeowners facing foreclosure, educate San Mateo County and Santa Clara County residents about the benefits and difficulties of homeownership, and conduct credit counseling sessions for clients and the community. $61,000
Project Sentinel Santa Clara County Support to cover the direct cost of HUD-certified foreclosure counseling and rescue scam staffing at a time when demand remains high but federal funding will apparently be lost. $75,000