Web Links: Social Conditions


Kids Count   "Findings about the progress and prospects of the nation's young people are presented in the 12th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book ... released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on May 22, 2001."  Most of the reports require the Acrobat® reader to download.  Download the Acrobat® reader.  

Fedstats: Searchable site for Federal Government statistics.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation  "(PBGC) protects the retirement incomes of more than 43 million American workers -- one of every four working persons -- in nearly 38,000 defined benefit pension plans. A defined benefit plan provides a specified monthly benefit at retirement, often based on a combination of salary and years of service."

Social Security Online  The official website of the Social Security Administration.  If you have questions relating to Social Security - this is the place.  Also available en Español.

Homes and Communities  The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) web page.  Includes sections for Homebuyers, Senior citizens, Veterans, Kids, Students, People with disabilities, Researchers, Landlords, Tenants, Farmworkers/colonias, Native Americans and more.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency   "The Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear: to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery."  Includes sections en Español and for Kids.

Department of Veterans Affairs  "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Web site is a worldwide resource that provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software.  Internet mail is also available, which allows veterans to make specific inquiries and receive official responses from VA staff."  

Corporation for National Service   "Created with bipartisan support from Congress, the President, and community groups nationwide in 1993, the Corporation for National Service engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service that strengthens communities.  The Corporation's three major service initiatives are AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America and the National Senior Service Corps."