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The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
Quarter 3 2022

Cover Photo: The Office of Housing Counseling Celebrating 10 years. The graphic includes a series of photos including an older couple, the front of a home, a housing counselor, and an apartment building. The graphic also contains the Office of Housing Counseling’s 10th anniversary logo.

Quarter 3 2022, Volume 10 Issue 3

Housing Counseling: Celebrating 10 Years

A Message from David Berenbaum

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing Counseling (OHC), highlights 10 years of housing counseling, the impact housing counselors have had on communities, and a look ahead at goals for the next decade.

Featured Stories

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Celebrating a Decade of Counseling Through HUD's Office of Housing Counseling

October 3, 2022, OHC marked 10 years of supporting HUD-approved and participating HCAs in delivering housing counseling services.

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MSI and HBCU Partnerships Create New Opportunities for HCAs and Communities

This new housing counseling grant program expands access of HUD-approved counseling services to HBCUs, HSIs, and MSIs.

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Helping Communities Recover After a Disaster

Housing counselors can be an essential resource in helping residents navigate some of the challenges they face as they begin rebuilding their lives after a disaster.

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Law School Students Support HCAs with Eviction Prevention Services

LSIP is a new initiative between the Department of Justice and OHC that connects law schools with HUD-participating HCAs to place law student interns who use their legal expertise to complement and support housing counseling work.

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Accessing an Opportunity to Create More Housing Through Manufactured Housing

Manufactured housing is a growing source of affordable housing and an area in which housing counselors must build experience and expertise.

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Catch Up on Pre-Purchase Symposium Highlights

In July 2022, OHC sponsored a virtual Increasing Access to Pre-Purchase Counseling Symposium that discussed new data and innovative plans for pre-purchase housing counseling and education.

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Putting a Spotlight on HUD Certified Housing Counselors

Corey Manns is a dedicated HUD-certified professional housing counselor who enjoys providing clients with the information they need to be successful.

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#HUDCertifiedProud Campaign Launch

This year, OHC is celebrating HUD Certified Professional Housing Counselors and the skill and expertise required to become one with the new hashtag campaign, #HUDCertifiedProud.

Q3 News You Can Use

The Bridge is Getting a Refresh

The Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) is planning some exciting updates to The Bridge newsletter. While it will still feature the same valuable technical assistance resources for housing counselors, the format will be updated and the frequency of publication will be modified.

OHC wants to ensure information is shared in a format that fits housing counselors’ busy schedules. Instead of a quarterly newsletter, OHC will publish short articles a few times each month. The articles will be shared across multiple platforms, including email, LinkedIn, and on the HUD Exchange, so housing counselors can view them at their convenience.

In addition to the new format, you’ll also see a new name: Housing Counseling Today. The name change reflects what the content will aim to provide—valuable information that housing counselors can use today.

Look for the new format in the coming months!

Explore Upcoming Training Opportunities

OHC offers training and programming to help build skills and enhance the knowledge of HCAs and their counselors. The OHC Training Digest is a valuable resource that provides the latest information on upcoming webinars, conferences, and other exciting learning opportunities.


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