The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
September 2018


September 2018, Volume 7 Issue 03

Beyond Housing: The Multi-Dimensional Role of Housing Counselors

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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HUD Assists with Disaster Recovery

In June, a HUD delegation led by Deputy Secretary Pamela H. Patenaude went to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Success Story: Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Puerto Rico, Inc.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Puerto Rico, Inc. has been at the forefront of Puerto Rico’s disaster recovery efforts related to housing issues after Hurricane Maria.

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Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Guiding Agencies through Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

The Office of Housing Counseling is excited to announce the launch of the Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit.

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Educating New Staff about HUD’s Housing Counseling Program

This article offers suggestions and resources that can help transition new staff and help them better understand HUD’s Housing Counseling Program standards and regulations.

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Preparing for the Certification Exam: The Importance of Reviewing All 15 Housing Counselor Training Modules

We want to help you succeed in passing the housing counselor examination.

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By the Numbers: Housing Counseling Trends

The Deputy Assistant Secretary’s Office for Housing Counseling aggregates data to tell the story of how your agencies affect families and communities.

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National Homeownership Month Hits It Home in 2018!

In June, HUD and the Office of Housing Counseling rounded out another successful year of celebrating National Homeownership Month with HUD-approved housing counseling agencies across the United States.

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Office of Housing Counseling Endeavors to “Make Home Happen” for HUD Employees

The Office of Housing Counseling’s outreach to families stretches far and wide, primarily utilizing its network of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies to inform families about the many programs and services that exist to help them rent or buy a home of their own.

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FEMA Podcast: Disaster Planning

The FEMA Podcast is a new audio program series available to anyone interested in learning more about FEMA, innovation in the field of emergency management, and stories about communities and individuals recovering after disasters.


Training Digest

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