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Navigating foreclosure when you have a family to care for

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2020 | Firm News

Hearing that your home is in foreclosure in North Carolina may create panic when you realize your family has nowhere to go. While your future may look uncertain, remaining calm can help you stay realistic about your situation. 

While your circumstances may feel unnatural, remember that everything is temporary and with a bit of hard work and determination you can still find joy and success in your life. 

Coordinating logistics

As soon as you recognize that foreclosure is inevitable, make a list of accommodations you will need to arrange. According to USA.gov, finding a new place to live is your first priority. Fortunately, counselors working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development can assist you in finding housing solutions to accommodate your family and its needs. 

Depending on the area of your new home, you may need to coordinate other logistics such as enrolling your children in a new school. Exploring your new home and learning about the community can help your family to feel a sense of excitement and normalcy during a challenging time. 

Seeking support

If you have family nearby, inform them of your situation. Their support and encouragement can provide comfort and reassurance. If your children experience emotional trauma because of having to leave their home, you can consult the counselors in the local school district to get your child needed help and support. 

You may also want to tell your employer about your circumstances. When they understand the stresses you have, they may have more flexibility with your schedule if you need to take time off to arrange logistics. 

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