State and Federal Agency Websites

Consumer Websites

American Association of Retired Persons
Information on issues affecting individual's age 50 and older. Special sections on housing issues including reverse mortgages and predatory lending.
Annual Free Credit Reports is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report. This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Benefits Check-Up
A helpful website for seniors to see if they qualify for state or federal help. Sponsored by the National Council on Aging.
Credit Bureaus
Visit these website to check your credit rating
First Gov
Internet gateway to Federal government agencies and online services including forms, regulations and phone directories.
Home Buying Guides
A variety of tools to assist potential homebuyers. Offered in six different languages and sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation, this website offers brochures, mortgage calculators, and a link to a lender locator on the Fannie Mae website.
Pharmaceutical Sources
Seniors Resource Guide
Offers information to guide seniors and their families in making wise and informed decisions about senior housing and services to preserve and enhance the quality of life of elders.
Stop Mortgage Fraud
This website provides good information about recognizing Mortgage Fraud. The website also has a link to Report Abusive Lending.
Making Home Affordable
Making Home Affordable Package
IRS – 4506-EZ Form

State and Federal Agencies

Florida Department Labor
Unemployment Agency
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Department of Children and Families
Department of Veterans Affairs - VA
Specific information for individuals who are veterans of military service. Information on housing, VA loans, medical benefits, VA/Government employment information and special programs for veterans.
ID Theft
Identity theft is becoming a huge problem in the United States. Everyone is encouraged to be alert to the use of their Social Security Number. The Federal Trade Commission has developed a website to help educate everyone on this growing problem
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer information site highlight and reviews of consumer fraud, waste and abuse.
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to "help you help yourself" by using Medicare's information resources to answer your questions. If you want to know more, visit the Medicare web site at, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY/TDD 1-877-486-2048), or refer to the handbook, Medicare & You, mailed to people with Medicare each fall.
United States Rural Development
Rural Development provides information about home loans and grants in rural America.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Wide variety of housing information; government policies/regulations for government insured loans, new homebuyer information, database of housing counseling agencies for all of the United States, funding news, community housing development information and fair housing information.