California Department of Real Estate
State department in charge of real estate broker licensing and consumer complaints with respect to real estate transactions. Offers license checks of mortgage brokers and lenders and a consumer complaint form. Also provides additional helpful links for foreclosure prevention information and how to avoid mortgage foreclosure scams. Visit their website at https://dre.ca.gov/Consumers/HomebuyersBorrowers.html.
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
HUD's Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure and links and toll-free phone numbers to HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. Visit their website at https://hud.gov/topics/avoiding_foreclosure .
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
Local organization involved through the NeighborWorks Home Ownership Center by offering foreclosure counseling. Offers homeowners assistance with referring clients to the district attorney's office for abuses by lenders that used deceptive marketing methods to secure questionable loans. Visit their website at https://www.cabrilloedc.org/ .
Ventura County Community Development Corporation
Local organization's Home Preservation Counseling offers free services to assist homeowners in preventing foreclosure for families and individuals. Unexpected emergencies, such as job loss, illness, or a death in the family can lead to temporary losses in income, resulting in an inability to make mortgage payments. Visit their website at https://vccdc.org/.