Housing & Real Estate

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"Service Animals" and "Assistance Animals:" What Are My Rights?

Learn about the federal laws that support people in need of a service animal.

Overview of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

A brief overview of SCRA legal protections for activated servicemembers, with links to more details.
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Foreclosure Overview

You may qualify for free legal help with foreclosure.

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Veteran's Guide to Home Loans

The Department of Veterans Affairs helps qualifying veterans (and others) with buying a first home. This help comes through the VA's Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program. This guide will explain:

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The Homeless Veteran's Resource Guide

Many organizations provide support to homeless veterans.  These services include housing, food programs, educational opportunities, counselling and legal help. Open the attached document to find a comprehensive listing of resources and links. 

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Interactive Form - Letter to Landlord (Security Deposit)

As a member of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other uniformed services, you have legal protections for you and your family when you are called into active duty military service. The landlord must refund the security deposit (minus any damages) within 30 days of the date the lease was lawfully terminated under the SCRA, 50 U.S.C. App. §535.
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Military Acronym User-Guide

Military jargon involves numerous acronyms. In order to assist you, we have provided this acronym guide for your easy reference. The acronyms selected are those we found to be the most common when addressing legal issues for servicemembers, veterans and their families.

Fair Housing

Overview on Housing Protection for People with Disabilities and their Families.

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Legal Needs Check-up Tool - Interactive Interview

Try our checklist to find legal information and where to get help with your legal issue.
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Foreclosure - Help for Servicemembers under SCRA

The Act limits the interest that may be charged on mortgages incurred by a servicemember (including debts incurred jointly with a spouse) before he or she entered into active military service.