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Animals

City Code Site  (All 50 States, Not DC)
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards.

See Health & Safety

See Nuisances

Check your phone book's city & county government pages for
"Animal Control" or Animal Rabies Control."

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Carpools

Ohio Department of Transportation
May offer carpool programs or have links to ones.

Or Search Yahoo for "carpools" and "Your City".

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Contractors/Construction, Plumbers, Electricians

License Look Up For Ohio Realtors or Ohio Construction

Ohio Attorney General's Office
Investigates deceptive acts against Ohio consumers.

See Being a Homeowner

See Occupational Licensing Boards  

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Discrimination

Call the agencies below if you've been denied housing or been discriminated against in a housing related matter because of your Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Family Status, Or Disability.

Ohio Attorney General's Office
Investigates deceptive or illegal acts against Ohio consumers.

Civil Rights-Frequently Asked Questions (Ohio)
Discrimination questions regarding work, education, credit, public accommodation, filing charges, retaliation and more.

Complaints Against Banks, Consumer Finance, Credit Unions, Money Transmitters, Savings Institutions and More (Ohio)
Find out about banks, the rules they must follow and who regulates them.

The Fair Housing Division of the Commission of Equal Opportunity  

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Discrimination Hotline  (800) 669-9777        


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Drainage Problems

City Code Site  (All 50 States, Not DC)
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards.

Check your phone book's city & county government section for
"Water & Sewer" or "Public Works."

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Easements

Property Law (An Overview With Some Reference to Ohio Law)
Types of Property, Types of Ownership, Liens, Mortgages and Condo Ownership, Easements, Licenses, Deeds, Titles, Adverse Possession and more!
For Zoning and Unit planning, see "Other Real Property Issues" on left hand index.

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The Elderly

Connect Me Ohio
This is your first stop for information about home and community based services, supports and opportunities for older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers in Ohio. Whether you're looking at options for independent living, long term care alternatives, support to stay in your home or ways to stay healthy.

American Association Of Retired Persons                                    

Find Your Legal Aid in Ohio By County or Zip Code

Ohio AIRS Statewide Social Services Directory (Call 211 to speak to a live person)
Thousands of links to Help agencies in your county.

Ohio Free Legal Help (Google links To Pro Bono Resources)

For More Help See Seniors (Consumer-SOS)

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Foreclosure Prevention: Financial Assistance (For Mortgage, Utilities, Transportation, Food+Clothing)
Before calling the numbers below, contact your lender.
To take advantage of the new government homeowner bailout programs with very low interest rates, be sure to ask for a "LOAN MODIFICATION", do not use the word "refinancing." Very often mortgage lenders will work with someone who has a temporary problem paying the bills.  On a case-by-case basis, some lenders will temporarily modify the terms of the loan, due to hardship, such as a surmountable illness or other trying circumstances.  The lender may allow you to make a reduced payment on your mortgage for a time or to miss a payment and have the payment tacked on to the end of your loan.

You may also want to talk to a mortgage lender or two on the matter of whether refinancing your home is prudent or even possible.  That way, you could reduce payments or take out cash. But make sure to consult your circles of experts, accountants, etc... to understand the tax and investment implications of what you do.  Remember, it never hurts to learn your options.

Save the Dream, (888) 404-4674 (Ohio))
Their hotline gives information on the foreclosure process, how to contact mortgage servicers, what resources are available in each county, how to avoid rescue scams and what legal assistance and mediation is available.

The Home Ownership Preservation Foundation 877-362-6631
24 hour hotline for any borrower in distress.
For EMC Customers, call The Mod Squad 877-362-6631

Can't Pay Your Rent, Mortgage or Utilities? (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on what to do and where to go for assistance.

Ohio AIRS Statewide Social Services Directory (Call 211 to speak to a live person)
Thousands of links to Help agencies in your county including help with your mortgage, rent and utility payments..

Rent, Utilities and Mortgage Assistance In Ohio  (Google)
For help in your county or city, add the name of such up top in the Google search box.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose Ohio, select your city, and look up help agencies throughout the country! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic imaginable.  Just type in the words "Utilities and Assistance", or "Food and Clothing" or "Mortgage and Assistance"

The Salvation Army Nearest You   (All 50 States & DC)
The Salvation Army often helps with rent, utilities, transportation, food, clothing and mortgage assistance.

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Fixtures

Who Owns Fixtures, You or Your Tenant? (Ohio)
Real basics on repairs, security deposits, evictions, who owns fixtures and other landlord/renter responsibilities.

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Fraud

Ohio Attorney General's Office
Investigates deceptive acts against Ohio consumers.

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Graffiti

Lighting Up for Crime Prevention (HTML)
See right hand side Table of Contents. Outlines the frameworks in which lighting is used to prevent crime, presents key questions to help assess lighting needs, presents evidence of lighting's impact, and suggests numerous resources.

Neighborhood Watch Gets Residents Prepared
See right hand side Table of Contents. Provides residents with the information they need to strengthen their communities and effectively prevent and respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, or any kind of disaster through a Neighborhood Watch Program.

Also check your phone book's city & county government section for
"Graffiti" or "Public Works."

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Health & Safety

Environment Ohio
A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization that combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Ohio's environment.

City Code Site  (All 50 States, Not DC)
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards.

Illegal Drug Tipline (Ohio Attorney General)
Works with local law enforcement agencies to fight illegal drug activity in Ohio. The bureauís Narcotics Unit assists law enforcement on a variety of drug cases, ranging from cracking down on street-level drug dealers to participating in larger investigations involving multiple law enforcement agencies. The bureau also has a special unit that focuses on eradicating marijuana in indoor grow houses throughout the state.

Property Law (An Overview With Some Reference to Ohio Law)
Types of Property, Types of Ownership, Liens, Mortgages and Condo Ownership, Easements, Licenses, Deeds, Titles, Adverse Possession and more!
For Zoning and Unit planning, see "Other Real Property Issues" on left hand index.

Citizens Can Take Action Against Water and Air Polluters (Ohio)

How To Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch (Good For All States)
See Also Basic Tips To Follow For Stopping Crime

Lighting Up for Crime Prevention (HTML)
See right hand side Table of Contents. Outlines the frameworks in which lighting is used to prevent crime, presents key questions to help assess lighting needs, presents evidence of lighting's impact, and suggests numerous resources.

Neighborhood Watch Gets Residents Prepared
See right hand side Table of Contents. Provides residents with the information they need to strengthen their communities and effectively prevent and respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, or any kind of disaster through a Neighborhood Watch Program.

Zoning

Nuisances

Also check your phone book's State, County & City sections for
The Board Of Health
Your City Housing Authority
Your City Sanitation Department
Zoning
Public Works, Water & Sewage,

Animal Control
Ohio's Environmental Protection Division
Ohio's Department Of Transportation

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Housing Code Violations

Property Law (An Overview With Some Reference to Ohio Law)
Types of Property, Types of Ownership, Liens, Mortgages and Condo Ownership, Easements, Licenses, Deeds, Titles, Adverse Possession and more!
For Zoning and Unit planning, see "Other Real Property Issues" on left hand index.

City Code Site  (All 50 States, Not DC)
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards.

How To Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch (Good For All States)
 

How To Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch (Good For All States)
See Also Basic Tips To Follow For Stopping Crime

See Health & Safety

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