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.


Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) Meeting

The upcoming HCFAC meeting will take place on May 22, 2018. Visit the HCFAC page for more information and to register to attend the meeting.


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.

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling

FHA Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

Making Home Affordable Program

Housing Counseling National and Regional Coalitions


Training Resources

NewTraining 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


Housing Counseling Program News & Announcements

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