Foreclosure Prevention

At The Waterfront Project, Inc., we are deeply committed to helping homeowners in northern New Jersey stay in their homes. Our Foreclosure Prevention Program offers crucial support to those facing the devastating possibility of losing their homes due to financial hardship. 


In the past year, The Waterfront Project has provided comprehensive foreclosure counseling to numerous homeowners, empowering them to navigate the complexities of foreclosure prevention. Through our dedicated efforts, we have helped countless families avoid foreclosure and maintain their homes, fostering stability and security within our community. 


  • Initial Assessment and Personalized Counseling: We begin with an in-depth assessment of the client’s financial situation, mortgage details, and any specific challenges they are facing. This initial consultation helps us understand the client’s unique circumstances and develop a personalized action plan. 
  • Financial Analysis and Budgeting: Our certified counselors work with clients to analyze their financial status, including income, expenses, debts, and assets. We provide budgeting advice and tools to help clients manage their finances more effectively. 
  • Exploration of Mitigation Options: We explore all available options to prevent foreclosure, including loan modification, refinancing, forbearance, repayment plans, and other loss mitigation strategies. Our team ensures that clients understand the pros and cons of each option, helping them make informed decisions. 
  • Assistance with Loan Modification and Other Applications: WFP counselors assist clients in preparing and submitting applications for loan modifications, refinancing, or other relevant programs. This includes help with gathering necessary documentation, completing forms, and understanding the requirements of different lenders and programs. 
  • Negotiation and Communication with Lenders: We act as mediators between clients and their lenders. Our team has extensive experience negotiating with lenders to find workable solutions that can prevent foreclosure. We advocate on behalf of our clients to reach agreements that are sustainable and fair. 
  • Legal Advice and Representation: If legal issues arise, our in-house legal team is equipped to provide advice and representation. This includes understanding legal notices, responding to foreclosure actions, and representing clients in court if necessary. 
  • Education and Resources: We provide educational resources and workshops on homeownership, mortgage management, credit improvement, and foreclosure prevention. These resources are designed to empower clients with knowledge and skills for long-term housing stability. 
  • Follow-up and Ongoing Support: Our services do not end with the initial counseling session. We provide ongoing support and follow-up to ensure clients can implement their action plans and navigate any future challenges. 


​Preventing foreclosure not only saves homes but also alleviates the burden on public resources. By reducing the potential costs associated with emergency shelter services, which can range significantly higher per family, we foster community stability and personal well-being. 

As a community-rooted organization, WFP understands the unique challenges faced by low-income households in our service areas. Our deep community connections enable us to reach and assist a diverse range of clients, including those who might otherwise be unaware of or unable to access such vital services. Our efforts have significantly contributed to preventing homelessness, preserving affordable housing, and promoting neighborhood stability. 


The Waterfront Project’s commitment to foreclosure prevention is reflected in our holistic approach to housing counseling and legal advocacy. Our team of experienced legal professionals and HUD-certified counselors are not only experts in their fields but are also passionately committed to our mission of housing stability and homelessness prevention. 

Our work reflects the efficiency and necessity of our services in the community, ensuring that families can weather financial difficulties without losing the security and stability of their homes. 

Join us in our mission to help homeowners stay in their homes and maintain financial stability.