English Library: Home Repair

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FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters

Library: English | FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a variety of programs to help victims of disasters repair, rebuild or replace their homes and possessions. This publication describes the types of FEMA assistance available to homeowners and renters and provides details about program eligibility and the application process. It also highlights the limitations of FEMA assistance and stresses the importance of purchasing adequate personal insurance coverage. Category: Insurance Home Repair Housing Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Disaster insurance and FEMA assistance (Q&A)

Library: English | Disaster insurance and FEMA assistance (Q&A)Questions and answers for homeowners and renters
This backgrounder, written in Q&A format, answers many questions about renters and homeowners disaster insurance coverage and FEMA programs that help victims recover from disaster-related losses. Category: Insurance Home Repair Housing Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Financing Home Repairs (2006)

Library: English | Financing Home Repairs (2006)
This publication outlines some ways to finance repairs and improvements to your home and how to protect yourself from home improvement problems that might cost you money. It covers personal loans, Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loans, home equity loans, and for veterans who live in California, CalVet loans. Category: Housing Home Repair on Nov 02, 2006

 
Don’t Lose Your Home (2006)

Library: English | Don’t Lose Your Home (2006)How to Avoid Home Equity Loan Fraud
A brochure that explains how a "home equity loan" allows you to borrow money against your home's equity. However, your home secures the loan; if you are unable to make the home equity loan payments, you can lose your house. This fact sheet explains the need for caution when agreeing to such loans. Category: Foreclosure Fraud/Scams Housing Home Financing Home Repair Mortgages on Oct 18, 2006

 
Questions and Answers About Home Equity Loan Fraud

Library: English | Questions and Answers About Home Equity Loan FraudCBO leader's guide to accompany 'Don't Lose Your Home: How to Avoid Home Equity Loan Fraud' fact sheet
A manual for community and consumer advocates working to educate senior, low income and minority home owners about the dangers of home equity loan fraud. Topics covered include home improvements, hiring a contractor, warning signs of fraud and the possibility of losing your home through a home equity loan. Category: Foreclosure Fraud/Scams Housing Home Financing Home Repair Mortgages on Oct 01, 2000

 
 

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