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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

Your Department Of Transportation (All 50 States, Not DC) 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

Attorney General Consumer Complaint Forms & Contact Numbers (Pennsylvania)
Consumer Complaints, Contractors, Telemarketers,
SPAM and Junk Mail, Health Care Complaints, Insurance Fraud
Elder Abuse, Civil Rights Complaint Form
Charitable Trusts and Organization Complaint Form

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.

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

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The Elderly

American Association Of Retired Persons                                    
For More Help See Seniors

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Financial Assistance (For Mortgage, Utilities, Transportation, Food+Clothing)

Before calling the numbers below, contact your lender.  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.

Resources To Avoid Foreclosure (Pennsylvania)
Includes financial assistance, counseling and loan modification programs.

I am having trouble with my mortgage. Can you help?
The important thing is to learn about your options and keep the lines of communication open with your lender. Call us at 1-800-PA-BANKS and we can work with you and your mortgage company. You can also contact the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, which administers the REfinance to an Affordable Loan Program (REAL), the Homeowners' Equity Recovery Opportunity (HERO) and the Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP).

Can a third party help me with my loan modification?
An increasing number of companies are offering to help people modify their mortgages for a fee.  The reality is that many of these offers are scams intended to prey upon people who are already in financial distress. At the very least, they are charging consumers for a service they can get for free or do by themselves. There are professional housing counseling agencies throughout Pennsylvania that are certified by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist homeowners with mortgage problems.  Best of all, the help is free.

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.

Rent, Utilities and Mortgage Assistance In Pennsylvania  (Google)
Stop!!!!!   AFTER CLICKING ON THIS LINK, GO TO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BOX AND REPLACE "YOUR STATE" WITH THE STATE WHERE YOU LIVE. i.e."NEW YORK" OR "CALIFORNIA" OR "ALASKA" then click on go. For help in your county or city, add the name of your county or city after the name of your state.

United Way Help Line  (For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, 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

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Fraud

Find Your State's Attorney General
The Office of Attorney General will often enforce laws against unfair or deceptive business practices in your state.

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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

Severe Storm Safety Tips (Pennsylvania)

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)
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
Your State's Environmental Protection Division
Your State's Department Of Transportation

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Housing Code Violations

Home Inspectors (Pennsylvania)

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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