Recession prompted increased job loss and housing instability. In
support, local agencies offered foreclosure prevention assistance.
However, after services, resources to assist families in their recovery
after foreclosure became limited. Qualitative findings revealed the need
to understand the household experience and identify situation
appropriate supportive resources.
Available in both English (launched in
July 2015) and Spanish (to be released in 2016), this free online,
research based, educational toolkit was developed to aid recovery
efforts. The eight unit resource includes developing a spending plan,
credit rebuilding, the emotional aspects of housing instability, and
housing options after foreclosure. A complementary series of free,
online self-paced courses are currently being piloted and will be
released in the Summer of 2016.
For more information, please visit www.mimoneyhealth.org
Presenters:Erica Tobe, Ph.D.
, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Michigan State UniversityBrenda Long
, Senior Extension Educator, Michigan State University ExtensionScott Matteson
, Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension
Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Kansas State University