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HUD Offers $2.5 Million to Support Housing Counselor Training

August 15, 2019 Print ShareThis

HUD announced on August 6, 2019 that it is making $2.5 million in grants available under HUD’s Housing Counseling Program Training Grant (TNOFA). The Fiscal Year 2019 TNOFA grants support, education and training of housing counselors, including training on how to provide counseling for seniors with Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) in default and training on HUD’s Housing Counselor Certification Exam. 

The TNOFA provides funds to nonprofit training grantees; the training grantees then offer classes and scholarships to housing counselors from HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies. This assistance helps create and maintain a housing counseling industry that can meaningfully assist consumers by providing them with the information needed to make informed housing choices, while maximizing the impact of Federal funding appropriated for HUD's Housing Counseling Program.

Visit for more information and instructions on how to apply.

TNOFA Due Date Reminder

The TNOFA application due date is September 5, 2019.  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EDT on the listed application due date. HUD encourages applicants to submit their TNOFA applications well in advance of the due date.

Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications. Please direct all questions via email to with “FY19 TNOFA” in the subject line.

Training for TNOFA Applicants

Applicants for HUD’s TNOFA are encouraged to attend application training. Please register today to reserve a place.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program