HUD Certified Counselor Progress: Meeting Our Goal

The Final Rule implements the requirement that as of August 1, 2020, 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.

35% 603 agencies are certified


Helpful Resources for Certification

Check out the Everything You Need to Know about Certification page for a variety of certification resources, tips, and important links.

Search for Counseling Agencies with HUD Certified Housing Counselors

Access the Public HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database Search

October 2019 Highlights

States with 5 or more agencies with HUD certified counselors:

  • New York: 54 agencies
  • California: 39 agencies
  • Pennsylvania: 36 agencies
  • Florida: 34 agencies
  • Michigan: 30 agencies
  • Virginia: 29 agencies
  • Illinois: 27 agencies
  • Maryland: 24 agencies
  • Ohio: 23 agencies
  • Massachusetts: 22 agencies
  • Georgia: 20 agencies
  • North Carolina and Texas: 18 agencies
  • Minnesota and New Jersey: 16 agencies
  • Colorado: 15 agencies
  • Indiana: 14 agencies
  • Tennessee: 12 agencies
  • Washington, D.C.: 11 agencies
  • Arizona, Montana, and Oregon: 10 agencies
  • Kentucky, Missouri, and South Carolina: 9 agencies
  • Maine: 7 agencies
  • Alabama and Idaho: 6 agencies
  • Utah, South Dakota, and Washington: 5 agencies

Congratulations to the 291 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.

Data current as of November 1, 2019

Note: This page is populated with data from HUD's Housing Counseling System (HCS) and FHA Connection.