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Housing Counseling FAQ

Are agencies required to use a certain format for client housing counseling certificates to show proof of client counseling?

Date Published: July 2014

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Currently, HUD does not require a specific format design for client housing counseling certificates.

Agencies are permitted to create their own certificates and have the autonomy to customize the design/format of the housing counseling certificate to its own preference, perhaps with feedback from the lenders that will receive the certificates. However, HUD may in the future require certain certificate forms to be used if HUD/FHA programs are designed with embedded counseling services required.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program Recordkeeping