The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter


November 2018, Volume 7 Issue 05

Housing Counseling: Giving People a Reason to Be Thankful

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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Update on HUD’s EnVision Centers Initiative

The EnVision Centers demonstration will offer HUD-assisted families access to support services that can help them achieve self-sufficiency, thereby making scarce federal resources more readily available to a greater number of households currently awaiting HUD assistance.

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FY 2018 HUD Housing Counseling Program Grant Awards

HUD recently mailed grant award packages to grantees who applied for funding under the FY 2018 Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA. This article helps grantees better understand how to fulfill grant requirements.

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Housing Counseling Trends

Learn who is using housing counseling services this quarter, what services are people most interested in accessing, and how this quarter compare to the same quarter last year.

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An Agency’s Path to Housing Counseling Certification

The path to any result or goal begins with identifying and setting in place the steps to reach the desired result or goal. It is no different for designing a plan to certify your agency or network housing counselors.

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Financial Coaching Success Story: $tand by ME

Financial coaching empowers people to take control of their finances rather than being controlled by them. The $tand by ME initiative provides financial coaching opportunities through the Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership.

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Reminder: Guidance for FHA-Approved Mortgagees and Servicers Regarding Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas

This article provides a reminder about originating and/or servicing FHA-insured forward and reverse mortgages in locations in the U.S. and its territories when the President declares them major disaster areas.

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General Disaster Recovery Resources

Disaster can strike at any time – is your agency prepared to step in and help? Use these resources to help clients in your community recover after a disaster.

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The Office of Housing Counseling’s Bridge Team

The purpose of the online Bridge Newsletter is to share news and information, as well as stories of success within the industry.


Training Digest

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

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