​​​​​Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program

Helpful Information

DO NOT Ignore Your Summons and Attachments

To participate in the Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program, you must contact the Program Coordinator prior to your Introductory Phone Conference. You must file an Appearance with the Clerk of the Court prior to the Pre-Screening Phase. IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT THE COORDINATOR AND FILE AN APPEARANCE, YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDIATION PROGRAM. By not complying you risk having your home go into foreclosure.

The Honorable Judge Katherine Moran​ is the presiding judge for all foreclosure cases at the Geneva Courthouse room 150.

PROCEED WITH CAUTION BEFORE YOU PAY ANYONE TO HELP YOU AVOID FORECLOSURE. BEFORE YOU SPEND ANY MONEY CONTACT A HUD-APPROVED HOUSING COUNSELOR FOR FREE HELP OR CONSULT A LICENSED ATTORNEY.

The Kane County Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program is provided free of additional direct cost to the Homeowner through funding support from paid filing fees, Kane County, and the Illinois Attorney General. Our Program Partners are courtapproved mediators, and non-profit HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies and legal aid organizations WHO WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR ADDITIONAL MONEY. If you feel you are a victim of mortgage assistance fraud, contact the Illinois Attorney General “Consumer Fraud Hotline” at 1-800-243-0618.

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

Without charge, these agencies may help you prepare for Mediation, evaluate your options, and help you apply for options to avoid foreclosure.

  • Joseph Corporation
    32 South Broadway
    Aurora, IL 60505
    Phone: 630-906-9400
    Website: www.josephcorporation.org
    To begin the loss mitigation process please follow the link below:
    eHomeAmerica

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of the Fox Valley (NHS)
    1 American Way
    Elgin, IL 60120
    Phone: 847-695-0399
    Website: www.nhschicago.org

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Northern Illinois
    PO Box 885, 400 Russel Ct.
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    Phone: 815-338-5757
    Website: www.illinoiscccs.org

Legal Resources

These legal resources below may be able to help you in the mediation process.

  • Kane County Law Library for “Lawyer in the Library,” or “Self-Help Legal Center”
    Kane County Judicial Center
    37W777 Route 38
    St. Charles, IL 60175
    Phone: 630-406-7126
  • Kane County Bar Association “Find a Lawyer”
    Contact the Bar Association to ask questions of volunteer attorneys on the second Saturday of each month. They
    also provide a referral service that can direct you to a lawyer (who will provide services for a fee).
    Phone: 630-762-1900
    Website: www.kanecountybar.org

  • Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
    Free legal services available for homeowners who meet eligibility criteria
    Phone: 888-966-7757
    Website: www.pslegal.org

  • Administer Justice
    Legal services available for homeowners who meet eligibility criteria.
    Phone: 847-844-1100
    Website: administerjustice.org

  • Foreclosure Help Desk
    Offers free information and referrals to homeowners in foreclosure.
    Geneva Courthouse
    100 South 3rd Street, outside Courtroom 150
    Geneva, IL 60134
    Available Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

  • Illinois Legal Aid
    Information on available legal services and educational materials for Illinois litigants.