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A legal research guide on the state and federal laws for foreclosure.

General Information

Note Foreclosure procedures may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the Homeowners page on the COVID-19 & Texas Law research guide for current information related to COVID-19 and foreclosure.

About This Guide

This guide was created to provide information about the state and federal laws on foreclosure. Below you will find links to the text of Texas and federal law governing mortgages, resources that explain these laws in layman's terms, and information on who to contact if you are facing foreclosure.

Texas and Federal Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Property Code and federal law that govern foreclosure and issues related to foreclosure. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the "plain English" resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Understanding the Law

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in simple terms. 

Who Can I Contact?

Please include any information on guide specific state agencies or organizations in this box.

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

If you have a library account in good standing, you can check out an OverDrive e-book title or access our remote databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register from home.

Below are e-book titles that may help you with your research on foreclosure.

Books at the Texas State Law Library

Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.