Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee

Subtitle D of title XIV of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (July 21, 2010)) (Dodd-Frank Act) mandates that the Secretary shall appoint an advisory committee to provide advice to the Office of Housing Counseling (OHC). The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) was established to advise OHC to meet its mission to provide individuals and families with the knowledge they need to obtain, sustain, and improve their housing through a strong national network of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and HUD certified counselors. The HCFAC consists of 12 individuals. The memberships represent the mortgage and real estate industry, consumers and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. The Committee does not have a role in reviewing or awarding housing counseling grants and procurement. To ensure input from stakeholders and other entities, the Committee is not the sole source of advice to the OHC.

This page provides information on the HCFAC, including its members and meeting materials.

Read the Charter and Bylaws

Featured Resources

Solicitation of New Members

On October 5, 2021, HUD published a Federal Register Notice inviting nominations for appointments to fill four additional vacancies on the HCFAC.

 

The application period is now closed. All nominations were due on November 4, 2021.

 

Federal Register Notice

 

Announcement of New Members

On January 24, 2022, HUD published a Press Release announcing the appointment of four new members to the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee.

 

Press Release

Current Members

The following new members of the Committee, announced in January 2022, will serve three-year terms: Gabe Del Rio, Daniel Garcia, Angie Liou, and Richard Verrillo.

 

These individuals join the Committee members who were appointed or re-appointed in September 2021.

 

Member Bios

Upcoming Meetings

Information Coming Soon.

Additional Resources

An Annual Comprehensive Review is conducted each year on committee data entered for the previous fiscal year. The reports detail agency responses to committee recommendations.

Materials coming soon

HCFAC Meeting - January 19, 2022

On January 10, 2022 HUD published the Federal Register Notice announcing the HCFAC meeting on January 19, 2022. The January 10, 2022 Meeting Notification includes the meeting details, RSVP information, instruction for public comment, and further information.

Meeting Minutes Coming Soon.

HCFAC Meeting - May 22, 2019

On May 10, 2019, HUD published the Federal Register Notice announcing the HCFAC meeting on May 22, 2019. The May 10, 2019 Meeting Notification includes the meeting details, RSVP information, instruction for public comment, and further information. The public was invited to attend this one-day meeting by phone. Registration for teleconference attendees closed on May 15, 2019 at 5 PM EDT.

View the Meeting Minutes.

HCFAC Meeting - May 22, 2018

On May 10, 2018, HUD published the Federal Register Notice announcing the HCFAC meeting on May 22, 2018. The May 22, 2018 Meeting Notification includes the meeting details, RSVP information, instruction for public comment, and further information. The public was invited to attend this one-day meeting by phone; registration was available on a first-come, first-served basis and closed on May 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT.

View the Meeting Minutes.

HCFAC Meeting - March 1, 2018

This Federal Register Notice announced the March 1 HCFAC meeting. The Office of Housing Counseling released a March 1, 2018 Meeting Notification that set forth the meeting details, RSVP information, instruction for public comment, and further information. The Committee meeting was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The meeting was open to the public and was accessible to individuals with disabilities.

View the Meeting Minutes.

HCFAC Meeting - May 15, 2017

This Federal Register Notice announced the May 2017 HCFAC meeting and set forth the proposed agenda. The Committee meeting was held on Monday, May 15, 2017. The meeting was open to the public and was accessible to individuals with disabilities.

View the Meeting Minutes.

HCFAC Meeting - February 8, 2017

The HCFAC convened a public meeting from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 via teleconference. Twenty-four members of the public registered to attend.

View the Meeting Minutes.

HCFAC Meeting Webcast - November 1, 2016

HUD convened the first meeting of the HCFAC on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The meeting was held at HUD Headquarters, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410 and via conference phone. The public was invited to attend. Details about the meeting and the meeting registration process have been published in a November 1, 2016 Meeting Federal Register Notice.

View the Meeting Minutes.