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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

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

General Consumer Information

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Texas Attorney General Texas Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force Report 2015 Texas Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force Report 2015
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Financial Fraud Resource Financial Fraud Resource
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Prevent Loan Scams Prevent Loan Scams
Neighborworks Loan Modification Scam Alert program Loan Modification Scam Alert program
FDIC FDIC Consumer Protection FDIC Consumer Protection - HTML
IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses - HTML

First Time Home Buyers

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TDCHA The First Time Homebuyer Program The First Time Homebuyer Program - HTML
MortgageLoan.com Housing and Mortgages for People With Disabilities Housing and Mortgages for People With Disabilities - HTML
SML Mortgage Loans - Understand the Terms of Your Loan Before You Sign Mortgage Loans - Understand the Terms of Your Loan Before You Sign - HTML
FRB Revised Consumer Handbook on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Revised Consumer Handbook on Adjustable-Rate Mortgages - HTML

Foreclosure Resources

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US Treasury/HUD Home Affordable Modification Program Home Affordable Modification Program - HTML
FDIC Foreclosure Prevention FDIC: Foreclosure Prevention - HTML
995hope.org Home Ownership Preservation Foundation Homeownership Preservation Foundation - HTML
Texas A&M Real Estate Center: A Homeowner’s Rights Under Foreclosure Real Estate Center: A Homeowner’s Rights Under Foreclosure - HTML
OAG Consumer Protection Division: Mortgages Mortgage and Home Buying Issues - HTML

Reverse Mortgage Resources

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NRMLA Your Guide for Reverse Mortgages Your Guide for Reverse Mortgages - HTML
HUD Information for Senior Citizens Information for Senior Citizens - HTML
HHS Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook, Chapter F-3000, Home Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook - HTML
AARP Reverse Mortgages Reverse Mortgages - HTML

Counseling and Assistance Organizations

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TDCHA Homebuyer Assistance Program Homebuyer Assistance Program - HTML
TDCHA Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program - HTML
HFU HomeFree-USA – Nonprofit Homeownership Counseling Organization HomeFree-USA – Nonprofit Homeownership Counseling Organization - HTML
NACA Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America – Nonprofit Advocacy Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America – Nonprofit Advocacy - HTML
NeighborWorks® NeighborWorks® Foreclosure Tips and Help NeighborWorks® Foreclosure Tips and Help - HTML
995hope.org Homeownership Preservation Foundation Homeownership Preservation Foundation - HTML
Hope Now Support & Guidance for Homeowners Support & Guidance for Homeowners - HTML

FDIC Cybersecurity Resources

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

Other Topics, Links, and Publications

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AEI Matrix of Financial Literacy Products and Services Matrix of Financial Literacy Products and Services - PDF
FDIC FDIC Handbook: Non-traditional Mortgage Loan Product FDIC Handbook: Non-traditional Mortgage Loan Product - PDF

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