English Library: Housing

All Consumer Action publications are available online, with most also available as a PDF download. Government agencies, nonprofits and other community-based organizations who wish to distribute our publications for educational purposes can use the PDF file to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

Time for an Insurance Checkup

Library: English | Time for an Insurance Checkup: Assessing and adjusting your coverage

Staying adequately insured means reassessing your coverage each year and adjusting it in response to specific life events. This Insurance Checkup fact sheet explains why it’s important to revisit your insurance policies regularly, lists specific life events that typically warrant a change in coverage, provides tips and tools for managing your insurance and offers links to resources where you can learn more.

Category: Auto Lending/Insurance Housing Housing Insurance Insurance on Apr 26, 2016

 
Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals

Library: English | Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals

The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.

Category: Credit Debt Collection Housing Insurance Investing Mortgages Money Management Taxes on Apr 05, 2016

 
What You Need to Know About ‘Alternative’ Mortgage Lenders

Library: English | What You Need to Know About ‘Alternative’ Mortgage Lenders

Nearly 50 percent of all home loans are made by mortgage lenders that are not banks. Non-bank mortgages offer benefits for many borrowers—if they know which loan terms to look for and which to steer clear of. In addition to highlighting potentially risky loan terms to avoid, this fact sheet explains the consumer protection requirements lenders must meet and offers tips and resources for homebuyers shopping for a mortgage.

Category: Credit Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Mar 21, 2016

 
Buying a Home - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | Buying a Home - Leader’s Guide

The Buying a Home Leaderʼs Guide provides detailed information, written in question-and-answer format, to help teach potential homebuyers how to navigate the often complex process of purchasing a home. The guide covers such topics as how to choose a real estate professional, how to qualify for a mortgage, and what is involved in the settlement (closing) process. It also explains unfamiliar terms and provides tips and suggestions to help the purchase process go more smoothly.

Category: Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Aug 20, 2013

 
You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English)

Library: English | You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English)

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.

Category: Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Aug 01, 2013

 
Servicemembers and Veterans Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet

Library: English | Servicemembers and Veterans Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet

This 15-page resource guide is designed to help military servicemembers, veterans and their families make ends meet and weather financial crises. The guide details government and non-profit programs that provide financial aid, housing assistance, discounts on essential living expenses, financial counseling, legal advice, job training and more.

Category: Banking Credit Housing Insurance Medical/Healthcare Military/Veterans Money Management Telecom on Jan 28, 2013

 
Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet

Library: English | Financial Empowerment Resource Sheet

This fact sheet gives you information and resources to help you manage your money during difficult times. It details government programs that you might qualify for to boost your family income and help make ends meet.

Category: Credit Foreclosure Housing Insurance Mortgages Money Management Wireless on Apr 05, 2012

 
Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination

Library: English | Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination

The denial of housing opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial status or disability is housing discrimination, and it’s illegal. You can recognize if you are a victim of housing discrimination—and protect your rights—if you know what actions by landlords, sellers, lenders and others are against the law.

Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint

Library: English | Filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint

Fair housing laws protect renters and buyers from discrimination. If you believe you were a victim of housing discrimination, you have the right to file a housing discrimination complaint with HUD. Understanding the complaint and resolution process will help you weigh your options and take action.

Category: Housing Discrimination Home Financing Housing Insurance Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination -  PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination -  PowerPoint Slides

This 23-slide presentation, available for download in the “Download File” section of this page, is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination Lesson Plan and Class Activities.”

Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
 

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