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.

30% 530 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

August 2019 Highlights

Top 10 states with the most agencies with HUD certified counselors:

  • New York: 49 agencies
  • California: 32 agencies
  • Michigan and Florida: 27 agencies
  • Pennsylvania: 26 agencies
  • Illinois and Virginia: 23 agencies
  • Maryland: 22 agencies
  • Ohio: 20 agencies
  • Massachusetts and Georgia: 18 agencies


Congratulations to the 281* agencies who have identified application coordinators for their organization!

*Note that numbers may fluctuate monthly since the system is swept for inactive coordinators every 90 days

Data current as of September 1, 2019

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