The Save the Dream Ohio (SDO) campaign is a multi-media foreclosure prevention effort aimed at helping Ohioans take action to save the dream of homeownership. Since 2008, SDO has provided a unified and coordinated statewide response to the dramatic increase in foreclosures in Ohio.
The SDO hotline is an easily accessible, centralized resource for foreclosure information and referrals. Initially operated by the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Services and the Attorney General’s Office Help Center, the hotline operations were consolidated into one call center housed within the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) in 2010.
Established in March 2007, the Foreclosure Prevention Task Force issued a report in September 2007 with 27 recommendations on how Ohio could stem the foreclosure crisis. The task force’s number one recommendation was for a public awareness campaign to encourage homeowners to contact their mortgage servicer if they are having trouble making their mortgage payment or are facing a reset of an adjustable rate mortgage. SDO responded to the state’s demand by hosting borrower outreach events and providing thousands of Ohioans with practical foreclosure prevention resources, information and assistance.
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency is pleased to announce important changes that will help even more Ohioans avoid foreclosure. Starting January 1, 2012, more unemployed and underemployed Ohioans may be eligible for mortgage assistance through Restoring Stability: A Save the Dream Ohio Initiative. Learn more about the program enhancements.
Homeowners who are in foreclosure, delinquent, or fear they may miss a mortgage payment may call the Save the Dream Ohio hotline at 888-404-4674.
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