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.
FY 2018 Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA Now Available
HUD’s FY 2018 Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA is now available on Grants.gov. The NOFA is due on August 7, 2018.
The new Housing Counseling 9902 Online Toolkit is now available to guide your agency through every step of the 9902, from how to submit your report to ensuring your data is accurate. The toolkit also provides helpful hints and data tips for reporting on each section of the form and case studies on how best to report counseling outcomes.
HUD EnVision Centers
HUD EnVision Centers: Learn how HUD is empowering people through self-sufficiency in homeownership and rental opportunities.
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.
2017-2018 Disaster and Emergency Resources for Housing Counselors
The 2017-2018 Disaster and Emergency Resource Page for Housing Counselors contains resources, news, and updates regarding recent disasters. Check this page for resources for housing counseling agencies and news and updates about the disasters as they become available. View these Disaster Recovery Flyers to help inform members of your community the benefits of working with a housing counselor during emergency and disaster recovery.
Housing Counseling Resources
Housing Counseling Toolkits: Topics include Agency Capacity Building, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness, Consumer Protection and Predatory Lending, and HUD Integrity Bulletins.
Training Digest: View upcoming trainings from HUD, HUD-funded partners, and other OHC training partners.
Housing Counseling Program News & Announcements
Important Information About Housing Counselor Certification for Housing Counseling System Users
Date Posted: July 17, 2018
Guidance for all HUD Participating Housing Counseling Agencies Reporting HUD-9902 Data
Date Posted: July 16, 2018
Read the New Edition of The Bridge Newsletter
Date Posted: July 10, 2018
New FEMA Major Disaster Declarations
Date Posted: July 09, 2018
Reminder on Form HUD-9902 Reporting Schedule for Housing Counseling Agencies
Date Posted: July 02, 2018
Preparing for Housing Counseling NOFA Applications through Grants.gov
Date Posted: June 26, 2018