Listed below are the forms and accompanying materials we need from you before we are able to assist you.
We are required by our funders to collect all this information, so while it may seem overwhelming at first, there is a reason for all requested information and materials. The materials you provide will allow us to better understand your current situation and work more efficiently with your lender.
Please download the appropriate forms and fill them out completely, and gather all the other documents requested. The forms that you should download and complete depend on the type of assistance you need:
If you are behind on your mortgage payments and need assistance avoiding mortgage foreclosure, download this document:
If you are behind on property taxes and need assistance avoiding property-tax foreclosure, download this document:
Important property tax foreclosure information:
To check to see if you are eligible for Step Forward Assistance, click here.
To check online about the status of your Step Forward Application, click here.
Once you have completed your intake packet, you should:
Mail it or deliver it yourself to:
Foreclosure Intake Specialist
2835 Bagley, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48216
Walk-in hours for new foreclosure clients are Monday and Wednesday from 9am – 4pm.
Or email your completed intake packet to either:
If you have any questions about the requested materials, please call Lupe Zarate at (313) 841-9641.
We can often help you keep your home. But even when Southwest Economic Solutions cannot prevent the foreclosure, our counselors can assist you in many other ways, including helping you to find affordable housing and build a better financial future through our financial capabilities curriculum.
Our financial capabilities curriculum covers many important topics, including:
Mastering money management
Developing a spending plan
Improving credit ratios and savings
Fair Housing and Fair Lending
Financial capability is provided through our Center for Working Families, by our Financial Coach, Grace Meyer, a MSHDA-certified financial coach. We can advise you on how to keep your homes when facing a crisis, through counseling, debt restructuring and loss mitigation alternatives.
Experts strongly recommend financial coaching, especially for homeowners, because of its proven success in helping families manage and protect their homes. Please note: To participate in financial capability and work with our financial coach, you must be referred by a foreclosure counselor from our agency.
Is your organization interested in referring you clients to our services? Contact Olga Ortiz-Rodriguez to sign up for our Step Forward Michigan educational session for our local community partners.
Resources for individuals facing foreclosure:
Southwest Economic Solutions is located at the Welcome Center at 2835 Bagley, Suite 800, Detroit, MI 48216. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at 313.841.9641 or email us.