Resources for Homeowners

Owning a home can be tough sometimes, but you don't have to go it alone.  The agencies and organizations listed here can help you deal with many of the challenges of homeownership.

Foreclosure Prevention

Homeowners worried about losing their home due to foreclosure should explore he following resources.

  • The Homeownership Preservation Foundation at 888.995.HOPE (888.995.4673) or www.995hope.org.

Government Agencies

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

800.829.1040 | www.irs.gov

Social Security Administration (SSA)

800.772.1213 | www.ssa.gov

Veterans Benefits

800.827.1000  |  800.US1.VETS (871.8387) | www.va.gov

National Flood Hazard Insurance Program

888.CALL.FLOOD, X445 | 202.566.1600 | www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

Identity Theft

Information from the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/idtheft

If you are the victim of identity theft, contact the credit bureaus:

Credit Problems

If you are being harassed by creditors, contact:

Federal Trade Commission Helpline

Complaints and Information

877.382.4357 | www.ftc.gov

Massachusetts Department of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation

10 Park Plaza

Boston MA 02116

888.283.3757 | 617.973.8787 | www.mass.gov/ocabr

Resources for the Disabled

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission offers a Home Modification Loan Program, as well as other information for disabled home owners:

www.mass.gov/mrc/hmlp | 617.204.3637

Resources for the Elderly

Statewide Elder Hotline

800.882.2003

Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs

617.727.7750 | www.mass.gov/elders

ETHOS

617.522.6700 | www.ethocare.org

AARP

202.434.6082 | www.aarp.org

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