Lead based paint is found in many older homes. Learn about the risks here.
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Lead based paint is found in many older homes. Learn about the risks here.

Our free 'Consumer Issues' programs are offered on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
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Our free 'Consumer Issues' programs are offered on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Our  'Emergency Preparedness' provide information on a range of topics.
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Our 'Emergency Preparedness' provide information on a range of topics.

You can make non-toxic home cleaning products with lemons, baking soda & vinegar.

You can make non-toxic home cleaning products with lemons, baking soda & vinegar.

Visit our pages on healthy homes to learn about mold, lead, radon and asbestos.

Do you have a well? Visit our fact sheets on wells for how to keep your water safe and good-tasting!

Your Home & Money

This section of our website includes information and resources on topics related to the physical aspects of housing, including energy conservation, indoor air quality, water purity, safety in the home, emergency preparedness, and home maintenance and repairs.  We also provide information, resources and classes in the areas of personal financial management and consumer issues.

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Personal Financial Education

Our one-on-one Personal Financial Education empowers individuals to better manage their finances. Work with our educators, who will provide resources and information to help you to achieve your individual financial goals.

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Free Tax Prep Help

Don't be intimidated by tax time! There are several non-profit groups in Tompkins County that can assist you with tax preparation.

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Charge It Right!

This FREE "Charge It Right" workshop on March 18th covers credit cards, how to use them responsibly, and what to do when a credit card is lost or stolen

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Tips on Buying Used Cars

When shopping for a used car, a little homework can save you serious money. This brochure can help with information about payment options, warranties, service contracts, and the Buyers Guide.

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Lead Prevention

The Consumer Guide is 12-page publication that includes the basic principles of healthy homes with helpful action steps, checklists, graphics, and links for supplemental information.

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Water Quality

Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.

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Last updated February 21, 2017