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Housing and Community


Learn some of the basics about avoiding and handling foreclosures.
What's on this page
  • Avoid foreclosure
  • Foreclosure scams
  • Independent Foreclosure Review
  • Life after Foreclosure
  • Mortgage Refinancing


Housing Scams

Beware of these frauds and scams when buying or foreclosing on a home.
What's on this page
  • Avoid Moving Fraud
  • Foreclosure Scams
  • Predatory Loans

Keeping Your Home Safe

Find our most frequently requested information about safety in the home.
What's on this page
  • Air Pollution
  • Home Fire Safety
  • Homeowners and Renters Insurance
  • Mold Problems
  • Radon
  • Lead


Learn some of the basics about mortgages.
What's on this page
  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Predatory Loans
  • Reverse Mortgages


Repairing and Improving a Home

Look for help with repairing or making improvements to your home.
What's on this page
  • Help with Home Repairs and Modifications
  • Get Help with Your Home Energy Bill
  • Home Equity Loans
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Affordable Housing

This page delineates options for finding help with buying or renting an affordable place to live.
What's on this page
  • Affordable housing
  • Help with home repairs and modifications
  • Help with purchasing a home
  • Help with rent payments
  • Housing choice voucher program
  • Identify and complain about housing discrimination
  • Public housing


Housing Help

Find housing resources targeted to certain audience groups.
What's on this page
  • Help for the Homeless
  • Housing for Senior Citizens
  • Housing Help: Resources for Native Americans
  • Housing Resources for People with Disabilities
  • Welfare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)


Housing-related Complaints

Find out what to do if you have one of these complaints when buying or renting a home.
What's on this page
  • Complaints about Mortgage Companies
  • Identify and Complain about Housing Discrimination
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Libraries and Archives

Search for a library or find information on libraries and archives:
  • Public libraries
  • State Libraries
  • Federal Libraries and Archives
  • Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)



Find resources to help you when you're moving.
What's on this page
  • Moving fraud
  • Change your address
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Utility Services


U.S. Postal Service Issues

Change Your Address and Other U.S. Post Office Services

Find answers to the most popular Post Office questions.

  • Change Your address
  • File a Complaint with the U.S. Postal Service
  • Find ZIP Codes and Post Offices