The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
December 2018

December 2018, Volume 7 Issue 06

In Service to Others: Reflecting on 365 Days of Giving Back

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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Recapping A Milestone Year

Throughout 2018, the Office of Housing Counseling developed communications materials that will continue to educate stakeholders and empower housing counseling agencies across the country.


Housing Counseling Certification Progress

The Office of Housing Counseling focused on outreach and training, website updates, and increasing awareness of the housing counselor certification process.

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Transformation FY 2018: Grant Execution and Voucher Payments

Fiscal Year 2018 brought a host of challenges and successes to the Office of Housing Counseling – Office of Policy & Grant Administration.

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FAQs Regarding the NOFA

The Office of Housing Counseling awarded $47 million in housing counseling grants to help approximately one million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes

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Looking Back: Collaboration and Compliance

In 2018, the Office of Housing Counseling strived to provide our stakeholders with ample trainings, toolkits, and webinars to educate, enlighten, and help keep agencies in compliance with HUD’s guidelines.

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2018 Intermediary Conference Retrospective: Connections Formed and Lessons Learned

The annual intermediary conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the HUD housing counseling program with the theme Helping Families for Fifty Years.

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2018 in Review: Trainings, Webinars, Toolkits, and FAQs

The Office of Housing Counseling is dedicated to bringing housing counseling agencies resources that help build capacity to provide quality housing counseling services.

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2018 Strategic Plan Accomplishments

This year, HUD and the Office of Housing Counseling successfully advanced a range of initiatives that support the goals of the strategic plan and strengthen the ability of housing counselors to deliver effective services.

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The Bridge: New Year, New Focus

Beginning in the 2019 calendar year, The Bridge electronic newsletter will change.

Training Digest

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