The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter


June 2018, Volume 6 Issue 12

Homeownership Month: A New Era of Homeownership

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

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


Featured Stories

family holding hands

Helping People with Disabilities Become Homeowners

Thanks to a unique program offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Institute for Disability Studies, many underserved state residents have an opportunity to purchase their first homes.

stack of coins growing leaves

Success Story: Housing Counseling Helps Build Financial Stability

Read a success story about a couple who overcame student loan debt and poor financial literacy to grow their savings and work toward purchasing a home.

couple reviewing paperwork

Homeownership Counseling and Home Inspection Materials

Under The Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification there are expanded requirements for pre-purchase counseling and other types of counseling that are identified as homeownership counseling.

family reviewing paperwork

Spotlight: The Homeownership Preservation Foundation

Learn why The Homeownership Preservation Foundation believes the housing sector is in a moment of radical transformation.

Man giving speech

Industry Speakers at Homebuyer Education Classes

Many housing counseling agencies use industry speakers to enhance their homebuyer education classes.

group of people using computers

Office of Housing Counseling Launches Training Digest

The Training Digest is your “one-stop-shop” for all available training activities, updated on a weekly basis.

couple in front of their home

Celebrate National Homeownership Month!

June is here and, once again, the “American Dream” will take center stage all month long.

person holding model house

Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home

The Office of Housing Counseling issues a correction to this article of The Bridge from May 2018.


To subscribe or unsubscribe to "The Bridge" Newsletter email THEBRIDGE@hud.gov.