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MONEY AND FINANCE

Housing

Family sitting in front of a house

Finding a place to live will be one of the first things you will want to do once you arrive in the United States. Americans are free to choose where they want to live. Once you decide on a location to live, you can choose to rent or buy a home. Owning a home has been a large part of what is often referred to as "the American Dream."

The links provided below will help you learn more about housing in the United States.

  • Federal department responsible for supporting community development issues, homeownership, and affordable housing free from discrimination. (English version - Spanish version)
  • Information on buying a home from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Information on owning a home from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Information on renting a home from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Information on public housing for eligible low-income families.
  • Website providing information on single family homes available for sale by the Federal Government.
  • Selected resources for homeowners.
  • Federally-chartered organization that provides financial products to people interested in purchasing a home.
  • Information on housing laws, design and technical advice for people with disabilities and their family members.