There are several agencies you may contact to learn about help for home improvements:
Search for a local Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office or call the Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Customer Service Center at 1-800-955-2232 for the phone number of your local HUD office.
Search for a local Public Housing Agency (PHA) or call the PIH Customer Service Center at 1-800-955-2232 for your local PHA's phone number.
Search for a local housing counseling agency or call 1-800-569-4287.
Search for a state housing finance agency.
Help may also be available to you if you qualify as one of the following:
Veterans: Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 1-800-827-1000. TTY users may call 1-800-829-4833.
Senior Citizens: Use the online Eldercare Locator or call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.
Citizens with Disabilities: Contact your local vocational rehabilitation service office.
Selecting a Contractor
Home improvements and repairs can cost thousands of dollars and are the subject of frequent complaints. The following information may help when selecting a contractor:
You should report your plan to dig at least a few days in advance and do not dig until all lines are clearly marked.
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