As of August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date, entities that offer housing counseling covered by this rule will have to:
- Become approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program and employ HUD certified housing counselors; or
- Create partnerships with agencies approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program using HUD certified housing counselors to deliver housing counseling services on their behalf; or
- Stop providing housing counseling services; or
- Otherwise modify their program to comply with this rule.