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Sat, Aug 15, 2009

Community Resources

You don’t have to face the mortgage crisis alone. There are many community organizations that can offer free assistance and advice. Here you’ll find a list of resources, recommended by our non-profit, government and media partners, organized by county. We are continually adding resources to our list so please check back often.
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Please note, though, that while KTEH is proud of our team of community partners, any advice they provide is their own and not KTEH’s. KTEH does not assume any liability for any advice provided to you.


Online Service

New Community Service Helps Homeowners Pre-Qualify for Loan Modification – Free!

The Unity Council’s Homeownership Center offers a free online service that lets you pre-qualify for a loan modification based on your lender’s specific eligibility requirements. Complete a secure application by entering your financial information and you’ll receive a probability rating for approval based on your current situation. You’ll also receive tips and instructions to help you increase your probability. Go to


Alameda County


Project Sentinel, Fremont: (510) 574-2270 or

The Unity Council: (510) 535-6900 or


Monterey County

United Way Monterey County: Dial 2-1-1 or

It’s fast, free, confidential and available in more than 170 languages 24 hours a day. If you need to know where to go for help but don’t know who to call, start with 2-1-1. You will be given referrals (names and phone numbers) of organizations that provide the type of service you are seeking.


Housing Resource Center of Monterey County: (831) 424-9186


Santa Clara County

United Way Silicon Valley: Dial 2-1-1 or
United Way’s 2-1-1 service is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3 digit phone number and service that provides streamlined access to critical health and human services. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 140 different languages.


City of San Jose Foreclosure Help: (408) 794-1242 or

Neighbor Housing Service America: (408) 279-2600 or

Project Sentinel, Sunnyvale: (408) 720-9888 or

Project Sentinel, Palo Alto: (888) 331-3332 or

Project Sentinel, Gilroy: (408) 842-7740 or

Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit: (408) 792-2639 or email


Bay Area Legal Aid: (408) 283-3700

Fair Housing Law Project: (408) 293-4790


Santa Cruz County


California Rural Legal Assistance: (831) 458-1089 or


San Francisco County

United Way of the Bay Area:

In San Francisco you can call 2-1-1 , 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or in all other Bay Area counties, call HELPLINK at (800) 273-6222 , between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Over 150 languages spoken. Or search 2-1-1 Online, a comprehensive community services search tool that connects residents of San Fransisco, Marin, Napa, and Solano to important services such as housing counseling, family services, health care, temporary financial aid, and more.


Asian Inc.: (415) 928-5910 or

Consumer Credit Counseling Services SF: (800) 777-7526 or


San Mateo County


EPA CAN DO: East Palo Alto Community Alliance Neighborhood Development Organization: (650) 473-9838 or


Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County: (650) 558-0915 or

Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto: (650) 326-6440 or

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