Information on How to Avoid Grant and Housing Scams

Jefferson County Housing Programs

Grant and Housing Scams – Don’t Be a Victim!

Please remember the following:

  • Information and applications are FREE.
  • You will never be charged a fee to apply for a grant.
  • It is NOT NECESSARY to pay a professional grant writer to prepare your application. Professional assistance will not improve your chances of receiving a grant.
  • If you need assistance with forms, contact our office and we will help you.
  • NO ONE can guarantee that they can get you a grant. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Housing counseling, including homebuyer education, fair housing counseling, credit counseling and foreclosure prevention assistance, are FREE to income eligible households.
  • DO NOT give out personal information such as social security number, bank account information or credit card numbers over the phone.
  • For more information, go to www.grants.gov and click on Fraud Issues.
  • Loan modification scams are common. Go to www.loanscamalert.org to learn more.