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 12 individuals. The memberships represent the mortgage and real estate industry, consumers and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.

Read the newly available 2017 Annual Report.


Solicitation of New Members

On April 9, 2018, HUD published a Federal Register Notice announcing vacancies on the HCFAC. HUD sought nominations to fill 8 vacancies. Of the 8 new members, 2 each must represent one of the following 4 categories: mortgage industry, real estate industry, consumers, and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. The nomination period is now closed. Applications were due on May 9, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM.


Upcoming Meetings

HCFAC Meeting - May 22, 2018

On May 10, 2018, HUD published the Federal Register Notice announcing the upcoming HCFAC meeting on May 22, 2018. The Meeting Notification includes the meeting details, RSVP information, instruction for public comment, and further information. With advance registration, the public is invited to attend this one-day meeting by phone. Due to limited teleconference capacity, registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for teleconference attendees will close on May 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT.


Past Meetings

HCFAC Meeting - March 1, 2018

This Federal Register Notice announced the March 1 HCFAC meeting. The Office of Housing Counseling released a 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 from the March 1, 2018 meeting are available:

HCFAC Meeting - May 15, 2017

This Federal Register Notice announces the upcoming Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) meeting and sets 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 15th Meeting Minutes and the HCFAC May 15th Meeting Slides.

HCFAC Meeting - February 8, 2017

The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) convened a public meeting from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 via teleconference. Twenty-four members of the public registered to attend.

View the HCFAC February 8th 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 recent Federal Register Notice.

View the HCFAC November 1st meeting.

View the HCFAC November 1st Meeting Minutes.