Housing Counseling

HUD provides support to a nationwide network of Housing Counseling Agencies (HCA) and counselors. HCAs are trained and approved by HUD to provide tools to current and prospective homeowners, renters so that they can make responsible choices to address their housing needs in light of their financial situations.

Learn more about the Housing Counseling Program.

NewCelebrate 50 Years of the Housing Counseling Program

Since 1968, the HUD Housing Counseling Program has been committed to the needs of consumers and stakeholders. Help the Office of Housing Counseling celebrate 50 years by submitting a happy birthday video and sharing your hopes for the next 50 years.

HUD Awards $47 Million in Housing Counseling Grants

On October 10, 2018, HUD awarded $47 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately 1 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. See the list of all counseling agencies awarded funding.

Housing Counseling Outreach and Research

The Outreach page provides material to increase public awareness of the benefits of housing counseling services. It includes the new Social Media 101 toolkit, the Homeowner's Guide to Success, banner ads, fact sheets, videos, and information about National Homeownership Month.

The Research and Studies page provides recent research evidence on the role of housing counseling to improve housing outcomes for homebuyers, homeowners, and renters.

Housing Counseling Technology

The Office of Housing Counseling is excited to announce the launch of a new Technology page created for housing counseling agencies to incorporate technology and leverage web platforms in their counseling delivery.

Disaster Resources for Housing Counselors

Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit

The Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit is an online guide created to help Housing Counseling Agencies (HCAs) prepare for disaster events and engage with local partners that receive funding following disasters. This toolkit is for HCAs, Intermediaries, State Housing Finance Agencies, and Multi-State Organizations seeking to play an active and effective role in local disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Disaster and Emergency News and Resources

This page contains a collection of news, resources, and guidance to assist housing counselors with response and recovery efforts specific to disasters. Check this page for resources for housing counseling agencies and news and updates about the disasters as they become available. View the Disaster Recovery Flyers to help inform members of your community the benefits of working with a housing counselor during emergency and disaster recovery.

HUD EnVision Centers

HUD EnVision Centers: Learn how HUD is empowering people through self-sufficiency in homeownership and rental opportunities.

Housing Counseling Resources

NewRental Housing Toolkit for Housing Counselors

Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee

Housing Counseling Toolkits: Topics include Agency Capacity Building, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness, Consumer Protection and Predatory Lending, and HUD Integrity Bulletins.

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling

Housing Counseling National and Regional Coalitions

Training Resources

Training Digest: View upcoming trainings from HUD, HUD-funded partners, and other OHC training partners.

Online Training Modules

Webinar Archive

Training and Events Calendar

Training Partners