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.
- Rural Residents: Contact your local Rural Development (RD) office for information about rural housing grants and loans.
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:
- Facts for Consumers
- How to Choose a Contractor</>
- Homeowner’s Resources
- Borrower’s Guide to Home Loans
You should report your plan to dig at least a few days in advance and do not dig until all lines are clearly marked.
Need More Information? Try These Additional Resources:
- Before You Dig – Frequently Asked Questions
- Mortgage Help and Avoiding Foreclosure
- Housing Help: Purchasing
- Housing Help: Rent Payments
- Housing Help: Resources for People with Disabilities
- Housing Help: Resources for Veterans
- Housing Help: Resources for Native Americans
- State Consumer Protection Offices