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| Relocation Center - Make All The Right Moves

Are you considering a permanent move or temporary change in location? Use the following resources to evaluate relocation options, learn about financial obligations, and make the most of your new community. Start your steps toward success with CareerOneStop!


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Evaluate Your Moving Options

Be sure to explore your relocation options before you make the plunge. Take advantage of these relocation resources, which include mortgage and apartment guides, census data, school reports, and employment opportunities.
 
  • Find Local Wage Data - America's Career InfoNet
    Learn what to expect from your field in your new location with wage and occupational outlook information by state and occupation.
  • Government Guides - America's Career InfoNet
    Refer to these guides for helpful information from government agencies located close by your destination.
  • Local Guides - America's Career InfoNet
    Browse these travel guides and community networks while exploring relocation options and potential neighborhoods.
  • Rent An Apartment - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Learn how to approach apartment hunting systematically. Know your renter's rights and what you need before beginning the process.
  • Buy A Home - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Find answers to common questions asked by first time home buyers, learn your legal rights as a homeowner, and current mortgage rates.
  • Cost of Living Information - America's Career InfoNet
    Compare living expenses between your current community and future location options.
  • Real Estate Resources - America's Career InfoNet
    Prepare for your move by reviewing these links to understanding the home-buying process and real estate market.
  • School Reports - U.S. Department of Education
    Find out which public or private schools are in your new district and how they measure up.
  • Statistical Profiles - FedStats.gov
    Review statistical snapshots for your new state, county, and district.
  • Environmental Analysis - Environmental Protection Agency
    Understand the environmental hazards and programs involved with your community of interest.
  • Census Data - U.S. Census Bureau
    Uncover some of the unique qualities associated with the area to which you are moving.
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Finance Your Move

Be sure to make smart financial decisions while considering all of your moving options. Review the following information on the mortgage process, credit reports, and loan programs.
 
  • Government Assistance Programs - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Evaluate how federal mortgage programs can help you become a homeowner.
    • HUD's Hurricane Katrina resource page - US Department of Housing and Urban Development
      A comprehensive page to help Katrina evacuees find and finance both temporary and permanent housing.
  • Mortgage Shopping - Federal Reserve Board
    Understand the mortgage process, including where to look, what to look for, and what takes place when you apply.
  • Credit Reports - Federal Trade Commission
    Check your credit report, prepared with guidance from the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • Lenders - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Search for HUD-approved lenders operating in the state or city of your choice.
  • Insurance Rates - National Association of Insurance Commissioners
    Explore insurance rates by state licensed agents and other important information.
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Prepare For Moving Day

Don't be caught unprepared on the day of action! Take advantage of the following civilian and military moving guides, trip planners, and support services.
 
  • Counseling and Support Services - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Transition coping techniques for you and your family.
  • Map Services, Phone, and Postal Directories - America's Career InfoNet
    Make planning easier with maps and contact information for specific areas.
  • Guides to Moving and Relocation - America's Career InfoNet
    Develop your planning skills with comprehensive relocation information on taxes, expenses, State registration procedures, and more.
  • Travel Information - Recreation.gov
    Plan your trip with details on travel by land, water, and air, including transportation safety and statistics, customs requirements, and weather forecasts.
  • Military Relocation Readiness Guide - U.S. Department of Defense
    Prepare for the special entitlements and responsibilities of a military relocation.
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Settle Into Your New Community

Take advantage of the following community resources, which include voting, health care, child care, and recreational information. Ensure a smooth transition with these detailed relocation reports.
 
  • Child Care Resources - National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
    Locate child care information in your new community.
  • Health Care Facilities - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Locate health care facilities in your new community.
  • Find Local Services - America's Service Locator
    Find local services in your area to help you enter the workforce.
  • Area Government Services - USA.Gov
    Locate Federal, state, and local government offices near your new home.
  • Weather Reports - America's Career InfoNet
    Brace yourself for current weather conditions at your destination and anywhere along the way.
  • Tax Registration - Federation of Tax Administrators
    Become a card-carrying member of your new community.
  • Voter Registration - Federal Election Commission
    Become a card-carrying member of your new community.
  • Newspapers - America's Career InfoNet
    Locate local news sources.
  • National Park Guide - National Park Service
    Learn about recreational resources in your new location.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Learn of where you can volunteer in your new community.
  • Historical Points of Interest - National Parks Service
    Learn about the historical sites in your new community.
  • United we Serve - United we Serve
    United we Serve is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own.
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