Housing

Spotlights

United States Department of Agriculture Logo Rural Housing Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rural Development.

These Housing programs help individuals by providing loans and grants for housing related needs.


Coins Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Department of Energy. Energy Star.

"Tax credits are available for many types of home improvements including adding insulation, replacement windows, and certain high efficiency heating and cooling equipment."


Rural house with mother and child Making Home Affordable

US Treasury. Housing and Urban Development.

"Making Home Affordable Program includes opportunities to modify or refinance your mortgage to make your monthly payments more affordable. It also includes the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program for homeowners who are interested in a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure."


A brick house Home Energy Saver

U.S. Department of Energy.

"Designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. Has the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings."


The United States of America's Flag Home Loan Program for Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs.

Provides a listing of homeowner guides and information on home programs for Veterans and a link to regional home centers.


A brick house Buying a Home Information

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Step-by-step home buying information and housing programs for individuals.


House in need of repairs: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Weatherization Assistance Program

U.S. DOE. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office.

"The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient."

  • State Contacts

  • Senior citizens sitting in their front porch Housing Assistance Council

    Housing Assistance Council.

    "The mission of the Housing Assistance Council is to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places."


    A white house on a dirt hill Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity International.

    A nonprofit, housing organization that "builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans."


    A brown house Homes for Sale from Federal Agencies

    United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Several federal agencies have properties to sell. This site provdies links to information on those listings.


    Map of the United States State Housing Finance Agencies

    National Council of State Housing Agencies.

    This is a listing of State Housing Agencies for more information on the programs offered through them.


    older black rotary telephone Public Housing Agency Contact Information

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    "If you need public housing assistance or would like specific information about public housing programs such as housing choice vouchers, please contact your local Public Housing Agency."


    National Rural Housing Coalition

    National Rural Housing Coalition.


    rebuilding after a disaster Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Department of Energy. Energy Star.

    "Tax credits are available for many types of home improvements including adding insulation, replacement windows, and certain high efficiency heating and cooling equipment."


    Council for Affordable and Rural Housing

    Council for Affordable and Rural Housing.


    Senior citizens sitting in their front porch Senior Citizen Housing Information

    United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Financial assistance resources and guides for seniors.


    Family Around a Table Make Your Home An Energy Efficient Home

    U.S. Department of Energy. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Environmental Protection Agency.

    "Many households could save 20-30 percent on their household energy bills by implementing energy efficiency improvements. Energy Savers primarily focuses on existing homes - both owned and rented."


    An adaptive kitchen feature with man in wheelchair Disability.gov: Housing

    U.S. Department of Labor. Office of Disability Employment Policy.

    "This section of Disability.gov provides information on housing laws, design and technical advice for people with disabilities, their family members, public housing organizations and the nation's builders."


    Handshake Rebuilding Together: Helping Homeowners Live in Warmth, Safety and Independence

    Rebuilding Together.

    "Volunteers Rebuilding and Repairing the Homes of Those in Need."


    A house and truck on a flooded street National Flood Insurance Guide

    USDHS. Federal Emergency Management Agency. and The Federal Citizen Information Center.

    "Floods are the #1 Natural Hazard in the United States, occurring in all 50 states." Homeowner's insurance doesn't pay for the cost to recover from a flood, National Flood Insurance does. For information contact the National Flood Insurance Program: 1-888-RAIN 924 (1-888-724-6924) or TDD: 1-800-427-5593


    State Attorneys General

    National Association of Attorneys General.


    Homeless Assistance

    United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.


    National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

    National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.