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Find a Red Cross Shelter

To find emergency shelter and supplies during a disaster, search for open Red Cross shelters by address, city, state, and/or zip code.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home

Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. If your home was built before 1978, learn what you can do to protect your child from lead poisoning.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

HUD USER, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Directories of National, State and Local Homeless Service Organizations

Search for organizations that provide services to the homeless population.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

National Coalition for the Homeless

FAQs-National Resource Center for Supportive Housing and Home Modifications

Review some commonly asked questions regarding finding contractors, government grants and more.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Federal Housing Assistance Programs

Learn of federal housing assistance programs available to assist the homeless and address housing issues on the national level.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

National Coalition for the Homeless

Filing Your Housing Discrimination Complaint Online

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment, and believe your rights have been violated, you can file your fair housing complaint online. .

Review Date: February 01, 2013

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Find Homeless Service Providers in Your State

Find homeless service providers in your state offering assistance with food, housing, health care, counseling, and more.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FloodSmart.gov: National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Learn how to prepare for and recover from a flood, file an insurance claim, and find answers to frequently asked questions about flood and hurricane preparedness.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Informed Consumer Guide to Accessible Housing

For people with disabilities, a dwelling must be fully accessible to become a home. Learn about accessible housing and the types of products that are available to achieve accessibility.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

Abledata

Local Homeless Assistance

If you are homeless, help is available by contacting a homeless assistance agency in your area. Find a range of services, including shelter, food, counseling, and jobs skills programs.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assistance with Heating and Cooling Costs

LIHEAP is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. Read more to find out if you are elgibile for the program, and where to apply for assistance.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Members: National Network for Youth

Locate community-based organizations by state that provide street-based services, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, counseling, and social, health, educational and job-related services to over 2.5 million youth each year.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Network for Youth

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information

Use this site to find information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs. Learn about long term care, including how and where to find services you need, as well as how to pay for services.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Administration on Aging

National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Programs

Home modification refers to converting or adapting the environment to make tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. This page contains a directory of home modification and repair programs in the U.S. and territories.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

National Resource Directory for Members of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families

This resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families offers information on benefits, employment, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and other services.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Preventing Homelessness- (PDF)

Learn about homelessness in America, as well as HHS assistance programs, links to clearinghouses, and resources for the homeless, grants and funding information, federal policy and legislation and more.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rental Assistance

Learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs. Contact a housing counseling agency at (800) 569-4287.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

HUD USER, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Rental Help In Your State

Find affordable rentals and special needs housing, get help with your utility bills, and more.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

HUD USER, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Resource Page: National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Articles and other up-to-date resources on health, home modification and other related needs of older adults.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Senior Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Find resources for independent living centers, nurisng facilities, and clubs geared to meet the needs of deaf seniors. Resources are listed alphabetically by state.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Association of the Deaf

USDA Rural Development: Single Family Housing Loans and Grants

Single Family Housing Programs provide homeownership and home improvement opportunities to low- and moderate-income rural Americans through several loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. Visit the listed sites for information and/or assistance.

Review Date: November 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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