PUBLIC NOTICE

BANKING

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND INSURANCE

DIVISION OF BANKING

THE COMMISSIONER

Notice Under the Fair Foreclosure Act

Take notice that the Fair Foreclosure Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:50-53 et seq., requires a creditor to give the debtor notice of intention to take action 30 days before commencing a foreclosure. The notice must clearly and conspicuously state the possible availability of financial assistance for curing a default through programs operated by the State or Federal government or non-profit organizations, if any, as identified by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance. The Act further provides that this requirement may be satisfied by attaching a list of such programs promulgated by the Commissioner.

Following is a list of these programs. The Department intends to publish this list annually. If you have information regarding any necessary additions or changes to this list, please contact the following office:

Office of Consumer Finance
Department of Banking and Insurance
Division of Banking
P.O. Box 040
Trenton, NJ 08625

The following is a list of governmental and non-profit entities that may provide financial assistance or counseling to borrowers in foreclosure. It is recommended that you consult with your attorney.

Homelessness Prevention Program
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
(609) 633-6204*

* Basic eligibility is limited to: (a) single family owner/occupied dwellings with all those on the deed and mortgage occupying the house; (b) no more than one mortgage or lien encumbrance on the property; (c) no initiated or ongoing bankruptcy. Assistance will be in the form of a loan, and a lien will be placed on the property. The family must document the financial reason for nonpayment. At the time of the eligibility decision, the household must have and document sufficient income to support the household and repay the loan. There is a fee for the credit check and property search.