Housing Counseling FAQ

Can an agency approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program offer housing counseling if it no longer has a HUD certified counselor as of the Final Compliance Date?

Date Published: June 2017

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Prior to August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date, counselor certification is not a requirement, and an agency covered by the rule can continue to offer housing counseling regardless of whether they have a HUD certified counselor working for them. However, as of August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date, all Housing Counseling must be performed by HUD certified counselors, and any agency without at least one certified counselor will no longer be able to perform housing counseling.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program Compliance with Certification Requirements - Agency Compliance