HUD Releases Videos for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released online videos developed to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers about their fair housing rights, housing counseling services, and loan programs offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
The videos released on YouTube and Facebook include topics such as: FHA Reaching Out to Lenders; Keep Your Home, Know Your Loan (English and Spanish versions); My Money, My Home, My Future; and a series on Tips to Avoid Foreclosure.
In one video, a HUD employee uses sign language to tell his story of refinancing his home through the FHA, the largest government insurer of mortgages. In another video, he explains that it is illegal to discriminate in housing based on race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or family status. All videos use closed captioning and encourage viewers to contact HUD by visiting its Web site for help or more information.
The HUD videos can be accessed at YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/FHAHUD) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/Federal-Housing-Administration-Department-of-Housing-and-Urban-Development/37437263955).