Let's Make Home Happen

The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
March 2018


March 2018, Volume 6 Issue 9

Spring into Action: Help Housing Counselors Lay the Foundation

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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The Homeowner’s Guide to Success

HUD released The Homeowner’s Guide to Success: What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage, a guide created to help homeowners understand what options they have if they are afraid of missing a mortgage payment.

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Community Assessment Reporting Tool

The Community Assessment Reporting Tool is a reference tool that was created in 2016 by HUD to display the Department’s investments in communities across the United States.

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At Your Service: Putting Customers First

Learn the variety of ways to reach the Office of Housing Counseling’s Customer Service Team.

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Preparation Tips: Counselor Certification Exam

Before registering for the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam, it is important to prepare. In addition to studying for the certification exam, candidates should understand the logistics required to schedule and take the exam.

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The HUD Exchange is Now the Award-Winning HUD Exchange

HUD is pleased to announce that the HUD Exchange, a dynamic, resource-rich website, won the 2017 Digital Government Project Experience Award. HUD won the award in partnership with ICF, a technical assistance provider.

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Kudos from The Bridge

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Shelley Murphy, Director of Program Services for the Piedmont Housing Alliance, a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency, with the 2018 Q Businesswoman Award.

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Ask an Expert: CounselorMax Answers Their Most Frequently Asked Questions

The Bridge asked NeighborWorks America, owner of CounselorMax, to answer some frequently asked questions about the client management system.

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Focus on Homeownership: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the homeownership topics covered in this issue of The Bridge?


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.