The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
July 2018

July 2018, Volume 7 Issue 01

Creating Independence through Self-Sufficiency

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

US Capitol

Recap: Congressional Testimony Regarding HUD’s FY 2019 Budget

On April 18, 2018, HUD Secretary Ben Carson testified at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and responded to questions regarding the agency’s FY 2019 budget and recent legislative proposals.

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New Training Course for HUD Certified Housing Counselor Examination

The NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education & Counseling continues to prioritize preparation for the certification exam.

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What to Know: Taking the Housing Counseling Exam Online

If you are planning on taking your housing counseling certification exam online, there are some things you need to know about the environment around you when it is time to log in for your test.

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Award-Winning Service: St. Johns Housing Partnership

Read a success story about St. Johns Housing Partnership.

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Oasis of Hope: Building Successful Homeownership

Oasis of Hope Community Development Corporation, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, works diligently with their housing counseling clients to ensure their sustainable success as first time homebuyers.

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Spotlight: RX® Office Case Management System by Indisoft

The Indisoft RX® Office Housing Counselor CMS has been HUD-compliant since 2010. The comprehensive RX® cloud-based technology platform has helped integrate technology into the housing industry.

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Tips for Housing Counselors: How to Coordinate with your CDBG-DR Grantees

Under Federal Register Notice: Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for 2017 Disaster CDBG-DR Grantees, CDBG-DR grantees are required to coordinate with HUD-certified, also known as HUD-approved, housing counseling organizations to ensure that information and services are made available to both renters and homeowners.

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Now Available: Applications for HEART Grants for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Housing counseling agencies can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to provide critical home repairs and other housing assistance to low-income Texas families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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New Housing Counseling 9902 Toolkit

The new Housing Counseling 9902 Online Toolkit is available to guide your agency through every step of the HUD-9902 Quarterly Report, from how to submit your report to ensuring your data is accurate.

Training Digest

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