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The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
January 2018

January 2018, Volume 6 Issue 7

New Year, New Opportunities

Improving Housing Counseling through Training, Certification, and Continuing Education

Improving Housing Counseling through Training, Certification, and Continuing Education

With each new year comes the opportunity to do something new, something different, or something better.

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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Webinar Archive: New Look, Same Trusted Resources

The Webinar Archive page on HUD Exchange was recently redesigned. The new format allows users to view webinar content in multiple formats.

Online Training

Office of Housing Counseling Online Training

OHC offers two sources for online training courses. The HUD Exchange Online Training page features training courses on Intro to Housing Counseling and Network Monitoring. OHC expects to be adding several more online training courses in the upcoming months.

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The Counselor’s Corner

The Counselor’s Corner, Inc., (TCC) was developed built a system that provides a one-stop resource center of trusted information and a routine schedule of timely news alerts, reliable resources, and first-class training.


Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) to Launch Expanded Training Schedule in 2018

In 2016, RCAC became a HUD training partner and successfully provided continuing education throughout 2017. This month, RCAC will kick off the next slate of trainings for individuals employed by a HUD-approved counseling agency.

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Encouraging HUD Certification through Reimbursements

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) has developed a unique program to support its 73 housing counseling agencies through the HUD Certified Housing Counselor examination process.

Group Training

Diversifying Training to Strengthen Effectiveness

Since 1968, UnidosUS has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. They serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and program work in local communities nationwide.


NeighborWorks: Preparing Counselors for HUD Certification

Each year, the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education & Counseling, or NCHEC, issues thousands of certificates of completion for their dynamic training in financial capability, homeownership education, and counseling.

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The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC): Creating a Path to Certification

NCRC's National Training Academy is a HUD Housing Counseling training grant recipient that offers state-of-the-art online and onsite training and technical assistance.

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The Brighton Center’s Approach to Exam Preparation

The Brighton Center's mission is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Do you have questions about preparing for the HUD Housing Counselor Certification exam? View these common questions.

Resources and Training

A collection of tools and resources based upon this month’s issue.

On the Horizon

Upcoming training opportunities through HUD and its partners based upon this month’s theme.