English Library: Housing

Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Consumer Action's Publications page.

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic

Library: English | Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic: Coping with COVID-19

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Category: Consumer Rights COVID-19 Pandemic Discrimination Housing Discrimination Tenant Rights on Jun 02, 2020

 
Financial health and FinTech COVID relief

Library: English | Financial health and FinTech COVID relief
The financial health and FinTech community has mobilized to offer online resources, coaching, financial support and other relief to consumers. Category: Banking Credit COVID-19 Pandemic Credit Cards Debt Collection Discrimination Housing Internet Medical/Healthcare Micro Business Mortgages Money Management Technology on Jun 01, 2020

 
Homeowners and renters insurance

Library: English | Homeowners and renters insurance: What you need to know before and after a natural disaster

With the majority of U.S. residents living in areas at risk of a natural disaster, most households need to seriously consider how they would recover from the loss of their home and possessions. This publication explains which disaster losses are—and are not—covered under a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy, how to make sure you are adequately insured, what steps to take to recover your losses after disaster strikes, and what your options are if your insurance falls short.

Category: Credit Scores Housing Housing Insurance Insurance Mortgages on Jun 26, 2018

 
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: Housing Home Repair Housing Insurance 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: Housing Home Repair Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on insuring your home and belongings against disaster and the ways FEMA helps homeowners and renters recover. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.

Category: Housing Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - PowerPoint Training Slides

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Disaster insurance and FEMA assistance’” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Category: Housing Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Money Management 1-2-3: Backgrounder

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: Backgrounder

This backgrounder guide is part of our “Money Management 1-2-3” financial empowerment educational and training module. The module also contains three multilingual brochures and a lesson plan with PowerPoint training slides.

Category: Banking Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Student Loans Taxes on Jun 07, 2016

 
Money Management 1-2-3: PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: PowerPoint Slides

The Money Management 1-2-3 PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Category: Banking Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Student Loans Taxes on May 26, 2016

 
Money Management 1-2-3: Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets.

Category: Banking Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Student Loans Taxes on May 26, 2016

 
 

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