JACKSONVILLE AREA LEGAL AIDVisit http://www.jaxlegalaid.org/ or call (904) 356-8371. Walk-in application hours at the main office at 126 W. Adams St. on Mondays and Thursdays are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Only the first 55 applicants are seen. Legal Aid has a new foreclosure-oriented office at 3701 Winton Drive in the Ribault Family Resource Center. This center focuses on ZIP codes hardest hit by foreclosures in 2007: 32209, 32208, 32206 and 32218 on the Northside and 32244 on the Westside. Clients are seen by appointment only, except in the case of an emergency. Call (904) 390-4019 for an appointment.
THE FLORIDA BARPre-foreclosure help may be available by calling (866) 607-2187 or visit http://www.floridabar.org/ for an online form. To find a private attorney, call the Jacksonville Bar Association for a referral at (904) 399-5780 or visit http://www.jaxbar.org/.
JACKSONVILLE http://www.coj.net/ Call (904) 630-2489 (630-CITY) and ask for the housing program. The city may be able to help with one-time cash assistance and financial counseling.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTCall (800) 569-4287 or visit www.hud.gov/foreclosure to find resources and a list of certified housing counselors. Contact the federal government’s foreclosure hot line at (888) 995-4673 (995-HOPE) or http://www.995hope.org/.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICESThe DFS asks that you call the Consumer Helpline at (800) 342-2762 before you pay anyone who offers to help you get out of foreclosure.