The Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps is an AmeriCorps program with a mission of building the capacity of certified, nonprofit foreclosure counseling agencies to serve homeowners in the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps has 20 AmeriCorps members serving communities across the state at HUD and MSHDA certified housing counseling agencies, filling a critical gap in services and working with homeowners who are on the verge of or in foreclosure.
The members’ service is focused on foreclosure prevention and intervention activities including: foreclosure intake and triage, marketing and outreach, education and tracking/mitigating neighborhood impacts of foreclosure. Each member is responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers, actively participating in building the capacity of the host agency and for ensuring that each client with whom they interact has a better understanding of the foreclosure process.
Success Stories & Data
The Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps (MFPC) has completed its fifth program year, providing much needed services to Michigan communities.
During the 2013-2014 program year…
- AmeriCorps members served 9,743 homeowners through intake and triage. An additional 20,245 individuals were reached through community outreach, mailings and presentations.
- The members provided nearly 30,000 hours of service to their host agencies.
- This year, members serve at 16 housing counseling agencies across Michigan.
“A homeowner facing foreclosure can be one of the most challenging individuals to encounter. The changing face of foreclosure is now including individuals who have never faced financial difficulties in their adult lives. Learning to not only help but empower without judgment was one of the greatest challenges. This ended up being one of the greatest assets that I gained.” – Kate Lambert Lee, Community Action Agency of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties, MFPC alum
2014-2015 Host Sites
- Center for Financial Health- Lansing
- Community Action Agency- Jackson (2 members)
- Community Housing Network- Troy and Wayne (2 members)
- Elder Law of Michigan- Lansing
- H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County- St. Ignace
- Home Repair Services- Grand Rapids
- Inner City Christian Federation- Grand Rapids
- Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services- Kalamazoo
- Metro Community Development- Flint
- MSU Extension, Ionia County- Ionia
- MSU Extension, Macomb County- Clinton Township
- Northeastern Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA)- Alpena
- Northern Homes Community Development Corporation- Boyne City (2 members)
- Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency- Traverse City
- Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)- Pontiac
- Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency- Wyandotte (2 members)