Let's Make Home Happen

The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter


February 2018, Volume 6 Issue 8

Improving Performance – Achieving Success

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

Sarah Gerecke Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing Counseling covers what’s in this month’s issue.


Featured Stories

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HACE Offers Helping Hand to Families Relocating from Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, HACE, a nonprofit organization, offered space at its main office to host a Disaster Assistance Services Center for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management.

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Promising Practice: Kentucky Housing Corporation Oversight Program Preparation

The Kentucky Housing Corporation invests in affordable housing solutions by offering programs and services designed to develop, preserve, and sustain affordable housing throughout the state.

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Preparing for NOFA Applications through Grants.gov

HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies that plan to apply for federal grants in FY 2018 must be properly registered to apply electronically through grants.gov.

Bridge Online

New for You: The Bridge Online

The Office of Housing Counseling is pleased to announce the launch of The Bridge Online. The Bridge Online is the same trusted monthly publication, now in an online magazine format.

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The Office of Housing Counseling’s Three-Legged Stool

A three-legged stool provides the support needed for balance. For a housing counseling agency, the three legs providing balance are: (1) Housing Counseling System counseling services, (2) the housing counseling agency’s work plan, and (3) the quarterly client data submitted via the HUD-9902 form.

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Tips for HUD-9902 Quarterly Reporting

HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are required to submit HUD-9902’s on a quarterly basis. The accuracy and timely submission of data is extremely important, as the Office of Housing Counseling uses it for many purposes.

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What is a Performance Review and What is Its Purpose?

Learn more about HUD's performance review requirements and the different types of performance reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the topics covered in this issue of The Bridge?

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Tip: Resetting Your HCS Password

Learn how to reset your password in the Housing Counseling System (HCS).


Resources and Training

A collection of tools and resources based upon this month’s issue.

On the Horizon

Upcoming training opportunities through HUD and its partners based upon this month’s theme.

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