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Helpful Links for Consumers

We have grouped the links for consumers by topic. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need a paper copy of any of the materials, listed below, please contact us.

General Consumer Information First Time Homebuyers Foreclosure Resources Reverse Mortgage Resources Counseling and Assistance Organizations FDIC Cybersecurity Resources Other Topics, Links, and Publications Consumer Information in Spanish

General Consumer Information

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Texas Attorney General Texas Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force Report 2015 (No Date) Texas Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force Report 2015
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Financial Fraud Resource April 2010 Financial Fraud Resource
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Prevent Loan Scams (No Date) Prevent Loan Scams
Neighborworks Loan Modification Scam Alert program January 2010 Loan Modification Scam Alert program
FDIC FDIC Consumer Alerts March 2009 FDIC Consumer Alerts - HTML
IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses September 2008 Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses - HTML

First Time Home Buyers

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Topic Date Published HTML
TDCHA The First Time Homebuyer Program Current The First Time Homebuyer Program - HTML
MortgageLoan.com Housing and Mortgages for People With Disabilities July 2008 Housing and Mortgages for People With Disabilities - HTML
TDSML Mortgage Loans - Understand the Terms of Your Loan Before You Sign December 2007 Mortgage Loans - Understand the Terms of Your Loan Before You Sign - HTML
FRB Revised Consumer Handbook on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages October 2007 Revised Consumer Handbook on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages - HTML

Foreclosure Resources

Agency/
Organization
Topic Date Published HTML
US Treasury/HUD Home Affordable Modification Program November 2009 Home Affordable Modification Program - HTML
FDIC Foreclosure Prevention September 2009 FDIC: Foreclosure Prevention - HTML
995hope.org Home ownership Preservation Foundation (No Date) Homeownership Preservation Foundation - HTML
Texas A&M Real Estate Center: A Homeowner’s Rights Under Foreclosure September 2008 Real Estate Center: A Homeowner’s Rights Under Foreclosure - HTML
OAG Mortgage and Home Buying Issues November 2007 Mortgage and Home Buying Issues - HTML

Reverse Mortgage Resources

Agency/
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Topic Date Published HTML
NRMLA Your Guide for Reverse Mortgages November 2012 Your Guide for Reverse Mortgages - HTML
HUD Information for Senior Citizens April 2009 Information for Senior Citizens - HTML
DFPS Links for the Elderly Current Links for the Elderly - HTML
AARP Reverse Mortgages Current Reverse Mortgages - HTML

Counseling and Assistance Organizations

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Organization
Topic Date Published HTML
TDCHA Homebuyer Assistance and Homebuyer Education Providers (No Date) Homebuyer Assistance and Homebuyer Education Providers - HTML
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HFU HomeFree-USA – Nonprofit Homeownership Counseling Organization (No Date) HomeFree-USA – Nonprofit Homeownership Counseling Organization - HTML
NACA Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America – Nonprofit Advocacy (No Date) Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America – Nonprofit Advocacy - HTML
NeighborWorks® NeighborWorks® Center for Foreclosure Solutions (No Date) NeighborWorks® Center for Foreclosure Solutions - HTML
995hope.org Homeownership Preservation Foundation (No Date) Homeownership Preservation Foundation - HTML
Hope Now Support & Guidance for Homeowners (No Date) Support & Guidance for Homeowners - HTML

FDIC Cybersecurity Resources

Agency/
Organization
Topic Date Published HTML
FDIC 10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information and Your Money Winter 2013/2014 Protecting Personal Information and Money - HTML
FDIC More About How to Protect Yourself From Data Breaches Spring 2014 Protect Yourself From Data Breaches - HTML
FDIC What to Know If Criminals Disrupt a Bank's Internet Services Spring 2013 Criminals Disrupting Bank's Internet Services - HTML
FDIC Avoiding Scams: Sticking to the Basics Can Go a Long Way Winter 2012/2013 Avoiding Scams - HTML
FDIC Avoiding Fraud, Protecting Your Privacy: Best Practices for Young Adults Fall 2012 Avoiding Fraud - HTML
FDIC How Older Adults Can Steer Clear of Scam Artists Summer 2013 Steer Clear of Scam Artists - HTML
FDIC Don't Get Taken by Wire Transfer Scams Summer 2013 Wire Transfer Scams - HTML
FDIC Protecting Your Plastic from High-Tech Criminals Spring 2013 Keep Credit and Debit Cards Safe - HTML
FDIC Safe Mobile Banking: Our Latest Tips for Protecting Yourself Winter 2012/2013 Safe Mobile Banking - HTML
FDIC Logging In...and Locking Out Fraud Artists Fall 2011 Logging In and Locking Out Fraud Artists - HTML
FDIC Your Wallet: A Loser's Manual Winter 2010/2011 Your Wallet: A Loser's Manual - HTML
FDIC Can You Spot a Scam? Fall 2010 Can You Spot a Scam? - HTML
FDIC Getting Social With Your Bank Fall 2013 Getting Social With Your Bank - HTML
FDIC Using Technology to Remain Financially Fit Spring 2013 Using Technology to Remain Financially Fit - HTML

Other Topics, Links, and Publications

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Topic Date Published HTML
AEI Matrix of Financial Literacy Products and Services February 2008 Matrix of Financial Literacy Products and Services - PDF
FDIC FDIC Handbook: Non-traditional Mortgage Loan Product October 2006 FDIC Handbook: Non-traditional Mortgage Loan Product - PDF

Please Note: External links to other sites are intended to be informational only and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending.


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