Housing & Real Estate

Resources and information on topics such as homeownership, landlord/tenant rights, and subsidized housing.

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SCRA Claims: How to Get Attorney Help

Learn more about the provision in the Veterans Benefits Act of 2010 that should make it easier for you to find a private attorney in a SCRA claim.
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Interactive Form - Letter to Landlord (Eviction)

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. 

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Fair Lending Protections

Veterans and military families have all of the protections under the Fair Housing Act when financing the purchase of a home. Protection against discrimination based on disability also includes service-connected disabilities.
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VA Home Loans: Getting Help if You Can't Pay

Loss-mitigation refers to several different methods that are used by lenders to help you avoid losing your home prior to and during the foreclosure process. The VA provides strong incentives for lenders under the Loan Guarantee Program to work with you to avoid foreclosure. In addition, the VA has specialized loan representatives who can help you work with your lender to resolve problems.

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Don't Leave Money on the Table

Find out about financial support programs you may qualify to receive.
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Interactive Form - Motion to Void Default Judgment

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides important protections if you are sued while on active duty.
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Lawyer 2 Lawyer: Legal Issues Facing Our Veterans

After our veterans return from combat or active duty, they can face a host of legal issues upon returning to the reality of home. But there is help for these individuals and the legal community is making strides in assisting our veterans in these legal disputes.
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Internal VBA Systems Access for Claimant and Appellant Representatives

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has developed procedures to allow individuals access to VA information systems online.

Online access will only be granted for individuals:

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Rights of People with Disabilities

Learn about the rights of persons with disabilities to access state-funded community-based services.

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Survivor Benefits Plan: Unexpected Expenses for Retroactive Retirement

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) created a flyer to provide information to veterans about the possibility of automatic enrollment in the Survivor Benefit Plan resulting in a veteran being charged for several back years of premiums. This information is for veterans receiving a retroactive retirement.