Today’s five-star site: HUDCLIPS

HUDCLIPS is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s official repository of policies, procedures, announcements and the like. Short for “HUD Client Information and Policy System,” HUDCLIPS contains full-text searchable databases of all HUD handbooks; notices; mortgagee, preservation and Title I letters; U.S. Code titles 12 and 42; Code of Federal Regulations Title 24; housing waivers; Office of General Counsel preservation documents; Federal Register notices; and more. The site also houses all HUD forms. Most come in PDF format, with some also in GIF format or as templates for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. The PDF forms are “fillable,” meaning you can call up a form such as the HUD-1 settlement statement and fill it out right from the site.

(Excerpted from the second edition of The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web.)