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Through our 888-995-HOPE™ hotline, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation has a single mission: to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. We are an independent nonprofit that provides HUD-approved counselors dedicated to helping homeowners.

The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development
7 South Main St., Suite 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

120 Wyoming Ave., 3rd Floor
Scranton, PA 18503

About the Institute

The overall goal of the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development website is to take a proactive approach of educating Northeastern Pennsylvania residents on pertinent housing topics, to avoid a market collapse. 

This educational website will provide resources that are user friendly to consumers in the region.  The website will inform residents about all facets of the housing industry in order that they make the most informed decision as possible—whether it’s buying, selling, renting, building, or even refinancing their home.  This knowledge will help consumers avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, and encourage them to seek professional guidance when looking to buy or sell a home. 

The Institute websites are sponsored by the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development Housing Task Force, Lackawanna Housing Coalition, and the Luzerne County Housing Partnership through a grant made possible by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Municipal Cooperation Commission operated by the Pennsylvania Economy League.