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50 Years of Housing Counseling

Join Us in Celebrating 50 years of the Housing Counseling Program

Happy Birthday, Housing Counseling!

HUD employees, housing counseling agencies, and partners from across the country joined the party, creating a collective happy birthday shout-out to our fantastic first fifty years! Watch and share the videos below:

50 Years Strong

Since 1968, the HUD Housing Counseling Program has been committed to the needs of home-buying consumers and its legions of stakeholders. The Housing Counseling Program provides a comprehensive array of invaluable information, education and resources, including but not limited to the following:

  • Resources and information to consumers and stakeholders at every stage of the housing process
  • Do-it-yourself workshops and classes to help maintain and improve your biggest investment
  • Guidance to help homebuyers avoid default and foreclosure
  • Training, tools, and promotional materials designed to assist HUD-approved housing counseling agencies in providing their vital services