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.
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.
The Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit is a new 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.
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
New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations
Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Guidance for FHA-Approved Mortgagees and Servicers Regarding Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas and HUD-FHA Revised Loss Mitigation Options
Date Posted: September 17, 2018
FHA Disaster-Related Policy Waiver Issued for Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Area on the Big Island of Hawaii
Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Learn about National Preparedness Month
Date Posted: September 04, 2018
OCC Seeks Comments on Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Date Posted: August 31, 2018
HUD Housing Counselor Certification Website Content Updates
Date Posted: August 10, 2018