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The record: A list of agencies in Kansas approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing counseling, including delinquent mortgage counseling.
Why you'd want it: To find a reputable agency to help a homeowner facing foreclosure or to find a counselor who can walk you through the homebuying process.
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Where you get the record: From HUD's website, www.hud.gov. Click on the "State Info" link at the top of the page and then on the link for Kansas.
How much it will cost: The information is free.