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Housing Counseling FAQ

What options are available for agencies to become compliant with the certification requirements in the Final Rule?

Date Published: June 2017

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As of August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date, entities that offer housing counseling covered by this rule will have to:

  1. Become approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program and employ HUD certified housing counselors; or
  2. 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
  3. Stop providing housing counseling services; or
  4. Otherwise modify their program to comply with this rule.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program Requirements on Other HUD Programs - General - Certification as it Affects Other HUD Programs