Looking for a lifeline
Agencies help residents trying to keep homes or facing foreclosure
Laura Prada tells her clients that helping with their housing issues is like a new part-time job.
"You have to put some time into it to get the rewards," she said.
Certified credit counselors like Prada and Cindy Korus at nonprofit Consumer Credit Counseling Service of McHenry County work with homeowners who are facing foreclosure or trying to stave it off. The place to start, they say, is the part that many want to skip – the budget.
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