Housing Counseling FAQ

How do I determine if what my agency does under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) is housing counseling as defined at 24 CFR 5.100?

Date Published: December 2016

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If the agency is providing independent, expert advice customized to the need of the consumer to address the consumers’ housing barriers and achieve their housing goals (that includes an intake, financial and housing affordability analysis, an action plan, and a reasonable effort to have follow-up communication with the client when possible), then this is housing counseling as defined at 24 CFR 5.100, and the housing counseling must be provided by a HUD certified housing counselor and the agency must become approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program.

Tags: CDBG Entitlement Program Housing Counseling Housing Counseling Program Requirements on Other Specific HUD Programs - Community Development Block Grant and CDBG Disaster Recovery