How will HUD monitor the requirement in the Final Rule that all individual housing counseling under the HUD Housing Counseling Program must be performed by HUD certified housing counselors, and ensure that all individual housing counseling reported by Participating Agencies to HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling on Form 9902 must be performed by HUD certified housing counselors?
Date Published: June 2017
Performance reviews and other monitoring gives HUD the opportunity to check to ensure that as of August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date, all housing counseling being performed under HUD programs is being provided by certified counselors. In addition, Intermediaries and State Housing Finance Agencies are responsible for ensuring that their Subgrantees and affiliates follow all HUD requirements, including the requirement that all housing counseling be conducted by HUD certified counselors. HUD may utilize the existing mechanisms available in regulations for serious noncompliance with program requirements, in addition to any applicable requirements in the Housing Counseling Program Grant Agreement.