Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee

The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) was established to advise HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling (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 8 individuals. The memberships represent the mortgage and real estate industry, consumers and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.


Solicitation for Members

On June 29, 2020 HUD published a Federal Register Notice announcing the nominations for appointment to the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee.

HUD is seeking nominations to fill six vacancies on the eight member HCFAC. New members will represent the mortgage industry, real estate industry, consumers, and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.

Nominations may be made by agency officials, members of Congress, the general public, professional organizations, and the nominee. Nominations to the HCFAC must be submitted using Form HUD-90005: Application for Membership on the HCFAC via email to: HCFAC.application@hud.gov. Please do not print out the HUD-90005. Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency and its impact of staff, the Office of Housing Counseling will not be able to accept HCFAC Membership Application (HUD-90005) that are mailed in. To submit an application, fill out the HUD-90005 and save it to your computer. The HUD-90005 is set up for an electronic signature or you can convert your signature to a JPEG file and insert it in the signature block. Attach the completed HUD-90005 and resume to your email.

Applications are due no later than July 29, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

For more information about the HCFAC, view the information sheet for the public on the HCFAC.

Please direct all questions via email to: HCFAC.application@hud.gov with “HCFAC” in the subject line.


Past Meetings

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 22, 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.

The following materials from the meeting are available:

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.

The following materials from the meeting are available:

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.

The following materials are available:

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 HCFAC May 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes and the HCFAC May 15, 2017 Meeting Slides.

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 HCFAC February 8, 2017 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 HCFAC November 1, 2016 meeting.

View the HCFAC November 1, 2016 Meeting Minutes.