HUD provides program information to the public in a variety of ways. The most commonly requested information is discussed below.
Housing information for families and individuals
We have basic information on Homebuying and Rental Assistance on our web site. We also have information on resources for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
For help with housing needs, you can find the nearest HUD-approved counseling agency on the web or by calling 1 (800) 569-4287.
Grant applications and funding announcements are available online on the Grants Page. Further information on ordering by telephone is also available there.
Families or individuals seeking housing assistance can find basic information on Homebuying and Rental Assistance on our web site. We also have information on resources for senior citizens and people with disabilities. For help with housing needs, you can find the nearest HUD-approved counseling agency on the web or by calling 1 (800) 569-4287.
Official HUD forms used in all programs and other commonly used forms are available online to print and download. Printed forms can be ordered online through the Direct Distribution System or by telephone at 1 (800) 767-7468.
Forms for housing discrimination complaints are available online.
For assistance using forms we provide information on program technical guidance below.
HUD handbooks, notices, mortgagee letters and regulations
HUD Handbooks, Notices and other documents are available to print or view at HUDCLIPS. For the FHA Home Mortgage programs, links to the most commonly used Handbooks and Mortgagee Letters are included in the FHA Mortgagee Starter Kit. Printed handbooks can be ordered online through the Direct Distribution System or by telephone at 1 (800) 767-7468. For assistance with questions on the content of handbooks we provide information on program technical guidance below.
Program technical guidance
For interpretations of program requirements or handbooks and instructions on the use of forms:
Housing Programs - See our Contact List for help.
Public Housing and Section 8 Choice Voucher Programs - Contact the Public Housing Field Office Staff.
Native American Programs - Contact the Office of Native American Programs for your area.
All other program questions - Contact the Local HUD Field Office.
To find a specific publication, you can search our entire web site.
You can also browse or search the HUD User Web Store Catalog.
Many pamphlets, brochures and other program publications can be ordered by telephone at 1 (800) 767-7468.
Materials on lead paint hazards, including the required lead paint pamphlet, are available from our Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. Printed materials can be ordered from the The National Lead Information Center by calling 1 (800) 424-5323.
Research reports, executive summaries, case studies, and guidebooks, and specialized data including the Fair Market Rents and Income Limits are available online at HUDUSER. Most items can be downloaded or ordered in printed copy as well.
HUDUSER maintains the only bibliographic database exclusively dedicated to housing and community development issues with more than 8,000 full-abstract citations to research reports, articles, books, monographs, and data sources in housing policy, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and a host of other relevant fields.
Informacion en Español
1 (800) 483-7342 o 1 (800) 767-7468 son los numeros para pedir publicaciones de HUD en Español.