Housing Counseling FAQ

Does housing counseling provided under the ESG program have to be provided by a HUD certified housing counselor?

Date Published: December 2016

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Housing counseling is an eligible activity under the ESG program. If a recipient or subrecipient chooses to fund housing counseling, as defined in the Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements Final Rule, under their program, the housing counseling must be provided by HUD certified housing counselors working for an agency approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program, by the Final Compliance Date.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program Requirements on Other Specific HUD Programs - Emergency Solutions Grants ESG Program Requirements - Eligible Activities/Uses

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