The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter


August 2018, Volume 7 Issue 02

Preparing Housing Counselors for Certification and Service

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

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Alternative Modes of Housing Counseling: What to Know

While the internet offers social connection and entertainment, it also provides a platform for online education and training opportunities.

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Story from the Field: Using Video Conferencing for Housing Counseling

Housing and Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. in Kansas is using video conferencing technology to reach clients in remote areas, including military families.

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HomeSource East Tennessee: Tips for Preparing for the Housing Counseling Certification Exam

HomeSource East Tennessee has been preparing its staff to take the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Exam ever since it was announced a few years ago.

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HUD-9902s, Final Grant Reporting, and Extensions

Read a variety of HUD updates and reminders about HUD-9902 reporting, grant reporting, and extensions. Links to key resources and tips are also provided.

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The Importance of Counselors Preparing a Good Budget/Financial Analysis for Clients

Counselors who conduct any type of one-on-one housing counseling sessions are required to prepare a budget or financial analysis for their client, as outlined in the Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1 (Rev. 5).

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Keeping the Faith

Cynthia Dolan came to Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts when she feared she might lose her home to foreclosure.

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Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing

HUD and the U.S. Department of Justice recently launched a new public service announcement campaign to combat sexual harassment in housing.

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Special Thanks: Backpacks and School Supplies for Low-Income Students Impacted by Disasters

The Office of Housing Counseling extends several thank yous for the support of backpacks and school supplies for low-income students directly impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.


Training Digest

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

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