In the wake of America’s transitioning housing market, USA Freedom Corps (USAFC) and the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy now offer a volunteer-driven financial literacy initiative - the Financial Literacy Corps. Through tools and resources, such as the USAFC Volunteer Network and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, USAFC and the President's Advisory Council are mobilizing an army of volunteers to improve individual financial literacy and help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
For Those in Need of Immediate Financial Assistance
- Help is just a phone call away. HOPE NOW is an alliance of counselors, servicers, investors, and other mortgage market participants whose aim is to help homeowners stay in their homes. HOPE NOW connects Americans facing mortgage delinquency and foreclosure with a credit counselor through a toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-888-995-HOPE, available in multiple languages.
- Visit MyMoney.gov - the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
- Visit Money Smart - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recognizes the importance of financial education, particularly for people with little or no banking experience. That's why they created Money Smart, a training program to help adults outside the financial mainstream enhance their money skills and create positive banking relationships.