Mortgage Foreclosure

PLA provides legal assistance in thousands of mortgage foreclosure cases each year through the Save Your Home Philly Hotline.  In addition, the attorneys and paralegals in the Consumer Housing Unit represent homeowners in foreclosure and bankruptcy cases in order to prevent homes from going to sheriff sale.

How to get help with Mortgage Foreclosure

The following departments at PLA provide legal assistance with Mortgage Foreclosure:

Intake Procedure:

Applicants need to call the Save Your Home Philly Hotline.

Intake Procedure:

Call 215-334-HOME (4663) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Outside of PLA's normal business hours, callers may leave a message.

Applicants may also apply online.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an appointment with a housing counselor?

If you are behind on your mortgage payments or your real estate tax payments, you may be in danger of losing your home to foreclosure.

If you are in foreclosure, or worried about foreclosure, you should meet with a housing counselor to discuss your options.

To schedule a housing counseling appointment, call the Save Your Home Philly Hotline at 215-334-4663.

Self-Help Resources

Debt Defense Self-Help

These videos were produced by the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Housing Counseling Agencies

The Save Your Home Philly Hotline refers callers to one of several housing counseling organizations in Philadelphia.  This is a list of those organizations, with addresses and phone numbers.


Amanda Grolig - Paralegal
Darline Justinvil - Paralegal
Jasper Katz - Attorney
Jane Nylund - Attorney
Madeline Pieretti - Paralegal
Margaret Robinson - Attorney

Margaret Robinson supervises the Save Your Home Philly Hotline.

Joyce Smith - Paralegal
Emeli Torres - Paralegal
Irwin Trauss - Attorney

Irwin Trauss is the Supervising Attorney of the Consumer Housing Unit.

Joanne Werdel - Attorney