Fair Isaac Corp., whose FICO scores many lenders use in making mortgages, is helping homeowners figure out if they can keep their homes.

The Minneapolis company introduced a Web site last week, mortgagereliefonline.com, designed to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Borrowers complete a confidential form at the site and should find out within seconds whether they may qualify for loan modifications or refinancing, Fair Isaac said. A free credit counselor approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development will contact the eligible borrower within 48 hours, the company said.

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