The Final Rule implements the requirement that as of August 1, 2021, the final compliance date, all housing counseling required under or provided in connection with HUD programs, as defined in CFR § 5.111 (b), must be provided by HUD certified housing counselors that must work for agencies approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program.
To meet this important requirement, HUD is tracking the progress of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies with HUD certified housing counselors! Check out the graphics below to see how close we are to meeting our goal.
Top 5 states with agencies with HUD certified counselors:
States with 65% or more agencies with HUD certified counselors:
States with 50% or less agencies with HUD certified counselors:
Congratulations to the 503 agencies who have identified application coordinators for their organization!
Want to know which agencies have HUD Certified Counselors in each state? Use the HUD.gov Housing Counseling Agency Public Search to search by state. Remember to change “HECM” to “Certified” when searching.
Note: This page is populated with data from HUD's Housing Counseling System (HCS) and FHA Connection.