50 Years of Housing Counseling

HUD Housing Counseling: Building Tomorrow Together. In Celebration of Homeownership Month

Acknowledging 50 Years: Housing Counseling Testimonials

This video highlights the impact housing counselors have had on consumers and the housing industry during the last 50 years. Acknowledging 50 Years depicts housing counseling in a meaningful way, featuring interviews of HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Housing Counseling Sarah Gerecke, industry stakeholders, housing counselors, and consumers.

Building Tomorrow Together

To celebrate Homeownership Month, the Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) hosted a half day conference, Building Tomorrow Together, to explore emerging housing counseling industry issues. The event featured three panels: Maximizing the Value of Housing Counseling; The Changing Face of Housing Counseling for Consumers; and What’s on the Horizon for Housing Counseling?

Read the event program.

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

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: