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 Publications page.

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: Automobiles Housing Housing Insurance Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Apr 26, 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: Housing Buying a Home Home Financing 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/TV on Jan 28, 2013

 
Fair Housing video public service announcements (PSAs)

Library: English | Fair Housing video public service announcements (PSAs) . The Time Machine video is designed to make people aware of housing discrimination and fair housing laws. Category: Housing Discrimination on Aug 07, 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

 
Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination - Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination - Lesson Plan and Class Activities . This 24-page packet, available only as a PDF download, contains a detailed curriculum for teaching consumers what their fair housing rights are and how to file a housing discrimination complaint. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination PowerPoint Slides." Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
 

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