Date Published: March 2019
A housing counseling agency may opt to charge a higher fee for expedited/fast-tracked pre-purchase services. Expedited fees must conform with the requirements of HUD Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1 REV-5, Chapter 7, Section 6, Fees for Housing Counseling and Related Services. If a housing counseling agency is considering charging fees for expedited housing counseling, it should also consider the following concerns:
Expedited housing counseling services should not take resources away from housing counseling capacity for clients who do not need an expedited service.