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Consumer Action creates award-winning multilingual educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. Many publications are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English. Each year, we distribute more than a million of our publications through a national network of 7,000 community organizations. Non-profit and community-based agencies may order these free publications in bulk by clicking here for downloadable order forms or online ordering instructions.

2020

June

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Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Spanish) Cover

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19.

La ley federal de justicia en la vivienda, Fair Housing Act, proteje contra discriminación al consumidor que solicita alquilar una vivienda, al inquilino, al propietario de vivienda, y al comprador de una vivienda. Esta publicación explica cómo estas protecciones podrían también protejerlo contra la discriminación relacionada con la pandemia del coronavirus. También explica los pasos que puede tomar si sufre alguna discriminación.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

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Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic Coping with COVID-19.

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

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Financial health and FinTech COVID relief Cover

Financial health and FinTech COVID relief. The financial health and FinTech community has mobilized to offer online resources, coaching, financial support and other relief to consumers.

April

26
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‘Smart’ Homes Data privacy and security for your connected home.

This guide will explain how smart homes work, what to be aware of when introducing smart devices into your home, what steps you can take to protect your data and your privacy, and where to learn more.

2018

July

24
FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters (Chinese) Cover

FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters (Chinese).

聯邦緊急災難處理局(FEMA)在災難發生後提供各類救援計劃,協助受災者整修、重建,或更換他們的住屋及財產。這本刊物詳盡說明聯邦緊急災難處理局(FEMA)各項對於房屋業主及租客所提供的援助,也列舉了各項援助之合格指標及申請程序。刊物同時也特別指明FEMA的救援範圍始終有限,個人還是應該購買適當保險來加強保障。

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a variety of programs to help victims of disasters repair, rebuild or replace their homes and possessions. This publication describes the types of FEMA assistance available to homeowners and renters and provides details about program eligibility and the application process. It also highlights the limitations of FEMA assistance and stresses the importance of purchasing adequate personal insurance coverage.

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Homeowners and renters insurance (Chinese) What you need to know before and after a natural disaster.

由於大多數的美國居民都住在會發生自然災害的風險地帶,所以幾乎每個家庭都應慎重考慮,在未來一旦失去家園或財產時將如何復原。本刊物詳盡說明哪些損失可以(或是不可以)得到房屋業主或租客的保險理賠; 如何確保購買足夠的保險; 當災難發生後你應該及時採取的求償步驟;以及在保險不足時你仍有哪些可求助的渠道。

With the majority of U.S. residents living in areas at risk of a natural disaster, most households need to seriously consider how they would recover from the loss of their home and possessions. This publication explains which disaster losses are—and are not—covered under a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy, how to make sure you are adequately insured, what steps to take to recover your losses after disaster strikes, and what your options are if your insurance falls short.

June

26
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Homeowners and renters insurance What you need to know before and after a natural disaster.

With the majority of U.S. residents living in areas at risk of a natural disaster, most households need to seriously consider how they would recover from the loss of their home and possessions. This publication explains which disaster losses are—and are not—covered under a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy, how to make sure you are adequately insured, what steps to take to recover your losses after disaster strikes, and what your options are if your insurance falls short.

Homeowners and renters insurance (Vietnamese) Cover

Homeowners and renters insurance (Vietnamese) What you need to know before and after a natural disaster.

Đại đa số cư dân ở Hoa Kỳ sống trong nguy cơ gặp thiên tai, hầu như các gia đình cần nên chú trọng đến cách họ sẽ khôi phục lại các mất mát về nhà ở và tài sản của họ. Ấn bản này giải thích các mất mát nào do thiên tai được và không được hãng bảo hiểm bồi thường, dựa theo hợp đồng bảo hiểm thông thường của chủ nhà và người thuê nhà đã mua, để có bảo hiểm đúng mức, các bước cần làm để khôi phục lại các mất mát sau thiên tai, và các lựa chọn khác nếu hãng bảo hiểm không bồi thường hết cho quý vị.

With the majority of U.S. residents living in areas at risk of a natural disaster, most households need to seriously consider how they would recover from the loss of their home and possessions. This publication explains which disaster losses are—and are not—covered under a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy, how to make sure you are adequately insured, what steps to take to recover your losses after disaster strikes, and what your options are if your insurance falls short.

FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters Cover

FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a variety of programs to help victims of disasters repair, rebuild or replace their homes and possessions. This publication describes the types of FEMA assistance available to homeowners and renters and provides details about program eligibility and the application process. It also highlights the limitations of FEMA assistance and stresses the importance of purchasing adequate personal insurance coverage.

FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters (Korean) Cover

FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters (Korean).

연방 재난관리청(the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA])은 재해 피해자들의 주택 및 소지품에 대한 수리, 재건 또는 교체를 돕기위해 다양한 프로그램을 제공합니다. 이 안내서는 주택소유자들과 세입자들이 받을 수 있는 FEMA 지원의 유형들에 대해 설명하고 있으며 프로그램 자격 및 신청서 처리 과정에 대한 상세한 정보를 제공합니다. 이 안내서는 또한 FEMA지원의 한계에 대해 강조하고 있으며 충분한 개인 보험 가입의 중요성에 중점을 두고 있습니다.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a variety of programs to help victims of disasters repair, rebuild or replace their homes and possessions. This publication describes the types of FEMA assistance available to homeowners and renters and provides details about program eligibility and the application process. It also highlights the limitations of FEMA assistance and stresses the importance of purchasing adequate personal insurance coverage.

 

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