Can an agency use multiple sources of funding to pay for housing counseling services provided to a single client?
Date Published: January 2018
Yes, provided that the combined funding does not exceed the actual cost of the session or service. For example, if the cost of the session or service is not covered in full by the fee charged to the client, the remaining portion may be split amongst other eligible funding sources including the HUD Housing Counseling Grant.
Agencies should maintain sufficient documentation to demonstrate the actual cost of the session or service being attributed to the client, as well as all funding sources used to reimburse the agency for those costs. Additional detail can be found in the Housing Counseling Program Handbook, 7610.1, Chapter 7-1.F.