Housing Counseling FAQ
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What are some examples of HUD programs where housing counseling is required by a grantee or Subgrantee of a HUD program as a condition of receiving assistance under the HUD program?

Date Published: December 2016

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An example of such a program would be the Public Housing Resident Homeownership Program (42 U.S.C. 1437z-4), where Public Housing Agencies may elect to require participants in the program to participate in housing counseling as a condition of participating in the Public Housing Resident Homeownership Program. Such housing counseling would be considered “required under or provided in connection with a HUD program” and the “housing counseling” must be provided by certified individual housing counselors working for agencies approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program, as of the Final Compliance Date of the Final Rule.

Another example of such a program would be a State Housing Finance Agency that has elected to require consumers to obtain “housing counseling” as a condition of eligibility for its downpayment program funded by CDBG. Because the downpayment program is funded by CDBG funds, the “housing counseling” must be provided by certified individual housing counselors working for agencies approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program, as of the Final Compliance Date of the Final Rule.


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

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