1st Liens and Home Equity Loans (HELoans)
Some borrowers may face financial difficulties and find they are unable to repay their mortgage. Partners Federal Credit Union will work diligently with these borrowers to resolve the default. Life happens — and we are here to assist you when things don’t go according to plan.
If you are in hardship situation, it is always best to continue making your regular monthly payments. If you fall behind, please apply for assistance as soon as possible. You can expect that we will evaluate your application and determine what homeowner assistance programs may be available to you.
If a hardship is preventing you from making your payments on time, please do one of the following:
- Call our Mortgage Servicing Center toll free at 877.877.7489, from Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM EST and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST to speak to a loan counselor
- Log into your online Partners FCU account. Select Mortgage, to learn more about homeowner assistance programs. Search ‘Financial Hardship’ on the search bar or select ‘Manage your account’ and click the drop down arrow under Late Payment Options for more information.
Applying for Assistance
We can offer a variety of workout options depending on the type of loan you have, from a forbearance agreement, a repayment plan or loan modification.
If you unable to stay in your home, we can work with you on a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure options.
If you are seeking assistance with your mortgage and the loan has been sold to a Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE), such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, we will follow their guidelines for assistance. To find out if your loan is owned by a GSE and for a complete list of their workout options, follow the links below to see if your loan is owned by:
If your loan was not sold to a GSE, you will need to complete a Hardship Package, which includes an Application. A link to the complete Hardship Package and Checklist are below.
- Hardship Package – information about the Hardship process and the Application.
- Checklist – provides a detailed list of document requirements.
In order to avoid delays in reviewing your request, the Hardship Packages must be submitted with all required documentation. Please allow up to 30 days to review the completed package.
The following is additional resources that could provide assistance:
- Contact HUD for an approved housing counseling agency. They can be reached at 800.569.4287 or TYY 800.877.8339 or their website at www.HUD.gov
- For military service members, contact MilitaryOneSource who can provide housing assistance information. They can be reached at 800.342.9647, TYY/TDD dial 711 and give the toll free number 800.342.9647 or their website at www.militaryonesource.mil.
- You may reach out to other housing agencies for assistance. Homeownership Preservation Foundation can be reached at 888.995.HOPE.
Beware Of Scams!
Solutions that sound too simple or too good to be true usually are. If you’re selling your home without professional guidance, beware of buyers who try to rush you through the process. Unfortunately, there are people who may try to take advantage of your financial difficulty. Be especially alert to phony counseling agencies. Some groups calling themselves “counseling agencies” may approach you and offer certain services for a fee. These could well be services you could do yourself for free, such as negotiating a new payment plan with Partners. If you have any doubt about paying for such services call a HUD approved housing counseling agency at 800.569.4287.
To report a Scam, please do one of the following:
- Go to www.preventloanscams.org and fill out the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network’s (LMSPN) complaint form online and get more information on how to fight back.
- Call 888.005.HOPE and tell the counselor about your situation and that you believe you got scammed or know of a scam.