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Struggling Homeowners, Tell Us Your Story

Getty ImagesHave you applied for a loan modification under the Obama administration's Making Home Affordable program? Are you thinking about it?

If so, we at ProPublica want to hear your story. ProPublica has been tracking the new program as well as the struggles of homeowners seeking to benefit from it.

The government has committed $75 billion to reduce mortgage expenses for up to four million homeowners struggling to make their payments. Check here to see if your loan servicer has begun participating in the program.

This article is part of an ongoing investigation:
Foreclosure Crisis

Foreclosure Crisis: Banks and Government Fail Homeowners

Banks and the government have fallen short in helping homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

The Story So Far

Systemic failures at the country’s banks and mortgage servicers have exacerbated the most severe foreclosure crisis since the Great Depression, and government efforts to limit the damage have fallen short. ProPublica created an unrivaled database of homeowners who have faced foreclosure, opened a Facebook page to encourage homeowners to share their stories, wrote profiles of some of them, and incorporated their experiences into our reporting. We also provided a comprehensive rundown of the numbers behind the crisis.

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