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National Links

National Useful Links
The following is a list of websites that may be of use to consumers in a search for information on areas of homebuyer preparation, homebuyer workshops, mortgage default counseling, reverse equity mortgages, and other related housing issues. Colorado Housing Counseling Coalition (CHCC) highly recommends that you do your research and then call an organization listed on this website for counseling or a class.

American Association of Retired Persons
Information on issues affecting individual's age 50 and older. Special sections on housing issues including reverse mortgages and predatory lending.
www.AARP.org

Benefits Check-Up

A helpful website for seniors to see if they qualify for state or federal help. Sponsored by the National Council on Aging.
www.benefitscheckup.org

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Credit Bureaus
Visit these website to check your credit rating
www.equifax.com
www.experian.com
www.transunion.com

Debt Advice

Debt Advice is designed to help consumers understand the wise use of credit and locate a caring, certified counselor if they are in need of assistance. This website is supported by the Members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NHCC).
www.DebtAdvice.org

The Simple Dollar
The Simple Dollar began as a site for people who are fighting debt and bad spending habits, while trying to build a financially secure future. Our goal is to provide a personal finance platform where we can help people make better financial decisions and to build a financially secure future.
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/

First Gov
Internet gateway to Federal government agencies and online services including forms, regulations and phone directories.
www.FirstGov.gov

No Call List
Information and registration for Colorado's No Call List to remove your telephone number from telemarketers' lists.
www.ColoradoNoCall.com

Seniors Resource Guide
Offers information to guide seniors and their families in making wise and informed decisions about senior housing and services to preserve and enhance the quality of life of elders.
www.seniorsresourceguide.com

Department of Veterans Affairs – VA
Specific information for individuals who are veterans of military service. Information on housing, VA loans, medical benefits, VA/Government employment information and special programs for veterans.
www.va.gov

ID Theft
Identity theft is becoming a huge problem in the United States. Everyone is encouraged to be alert to the use of their Social Security Number. The Federal Trade Commission has developed a website to help educate everyone on this growing problem
www.consumer.gov/idtheft

Federal Trade Commission
Consumer information site highlight and reviews of consumer fraud, waste and abuse.
www.ftc.gov
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Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to "help you help yourself" by using Medicare's information resources to answer your questions. If you want to know more, visit the Medicare web site at www.Medicare.gov, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY/TDD 1-877-486-2048), or refer to the handbook, Medicare & You, mailed to people with Medicare each fall.
www.Medicare.gov

United States Rural Development
Rural Development provides information about home loans and grants in rural America.
www.rurdev.usda.gov

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Wide variety of housing information; government policies/regulations for government insured loans, new homebuyer information, database of housing counseling agencies for all of the United States, funding news, community housing development information and fair housing information.
www.hud.gov



Colorado Housing Counseling Coalition (CHCC)

  • Promoting Financial Education to Prevent Predatory Lending
  • Helping to Stop Foreclosure or Assisting with Loss Mitigation
  • Helping First-Time Home Buyers


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