The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter


September/October 2019, Volume 7 Issue 11

Changing the Industry, Changing Lives

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

High Five

Passing the Certification Exam: You Can Do It!

Learn strategies and resources to pass the housing counselor certification exam!

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Preparing for and Passing the Housing Counseling Certification Exam

Three Denver Housing Authority counselors worked together to pass the certification exam.

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Leading by Example to Encourage Certification

The High Plains Community Development Corporation has its own unique approach to preparing counselors for the exam.

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Certification Exam: Remember to Prep

DHIC shares best practices to preparing for the certification exam.

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Making Certification a Personal Challenge

Gwen Brown took on and passed the certification exam on her first attempt as a personal challenge.

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Embrace, Equip, Empower: Supporting Clients through Disaster Recovery

Multiple organizations worked together to support clients after fire disasters.

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Disaster Response and Recovery in Wisconsin’s Coulee Region

After the floods that hit Wisconsin in late summer 2018, it was evident that recovery would test the ability of local agencies and communities.

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Annual Intermediary Conference: Open Doors with Housing Counseling

OHC held its annual conference for HUD Intermediaries, State Housing Finance Agencies, and Multi-State Organizations on August 7-8, 2019.

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HUD Participating Housing Counseling Agency Facility Requirements

To be eligible to participate and remain active in HUD’s housing counseling program, agencies and their branches, affiliates, and sub-grantees must meet specific facility criteria.


Training Digest

View upcoming training opportunities through HUD and its partners in the Training Digest.

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