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.
Housing Counseling Outreach
The Outreach page is designed to help housing counseling agencies and industry partners increase consumer awareness of the benefits of housing counseling services. On this page you will find a suite of brochures your agency can use to promote housing counseling. It also includes the social media toolkit, homeowners guide to success, first-time homebuyer videos and much more.
Disaster Resources for Housing Counselors
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.
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.
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.
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 Research
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 Program News & Announcements
Celebrating 50 Years of the HUD Housing Counseling Program
Date Posted: December 13, 2018
New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations
Date Posted: December 10, 2018
Expanding HECM Default Counseling
Date Posted: December 04, 2018
Reminder: Submit 4th Quarter Form HUD-9902
Date Posted: December 03, 2018
Paperless Notification of FHA Connection User ID Implementation
Date Posted: October 31, 2018
Updated Guidance on Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Claim Type 22 Assignment Requests
Date Posted: October 23, 2018