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The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
January/February 2019


January/February 2019, Volume 7 Issue 07

Celebrating A Historic Past, Preparing for a New Future

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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50 Years Strong

The Office of Housing Counseling is honored to mark a significant milestone—the 50th anniversary of the HUD Housing Counseling Program.

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Tips: Ensuring Successful Performance for Intermediaries

These tips include strategies and practices that successful intermediaries use to manage their networks.

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New HUD-9900 Form: Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency

The new Form HUD-9900 Application is designed for new agencies who are seeking approval to become a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

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Promoting Your Housing Counseling Fair

Seven Atlanta housing counseling groups collaborated with the National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) and created a major homebuyer fair for the Metro Atlanta region.

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Pathways to Financial Well-Being

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released research that examines how financial educators like housing counselors can help people achieve greater financial well-being.

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Passing Marks: Successful Exam Preparation

The Office of Housing Counseling is highlighting the success story of Pam Moore, who passed the HUD certified housing counselor examination in one attempt after successful preparation efforts.

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Disaster-Affected Homeowners Receive Expanded Support from Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae has launched a supplement to the post-disaster mortgage relief options the company currently offers.

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Rental Assistance Housing Counseling Toolkit

The Office of Housing Counseling is excited to announce the Rental Assistance Housing Counseling Toolkit, published on the HUD Exchange in November 2018. This toolkit is for housing counselors who want to help their clients navigate the rental process.

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Knowledge Management and the Office of Housing Counseling

Knowledge Management introduced technology to help the Office of Housing Counseling manage the volumes of paper files accumulated from decades of program administration.


Training Digest

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

HUD Contingency Plan

View the HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations 2018 for information about HUD's operations during a government shutdown.