The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
Quarter 3 2020

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Quarter 3 2020, Volume 8 Issue 3

Housing Counseling and Client Support During the COVID-19 Emergency

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Rental Counseling During COVID-19: A Snapshot of New York City

By counseling tenants on the protections and relief available during COVID-19, housing counselors can help tenants understand their options.

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Way Finders: Helping Clients Manage Budgets and Build Savings in Times of Crisis

During the COVID-19 national emergency, Way Finders has quickly pivoted to virtual delivery to meet clients’ changing needs.

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MSHDA: Meeting Clients Needs During COVID-19

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has been offering holistic support to its network during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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Mon Valley Initiative: Tips to Effectively Counsel Clients Through COVID-19

Housing counselor Jonathan Weaver shares his tips and lessons learned from counseling clients through a crisis in the past few months.

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GreenPath Financial Wellness: Using Grant Funds to Expand Financial Counseling During COVID-19

GreenPath was recently awarded a $750,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to deliver timely counseling to meet the needs of renters and homeowners affected by the COVID-19 national emergency.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Mortgage and Housing Assistance Website

To ensure homeowners and renters have the most up to date and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 national emergency, the CFPB and its federal partners launched a new mortgage and housing assistance website.

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Updates to

On May 28, 2020, HUD launched updates to the certification training and testing website to improve the user experience in navigating the site and locating information.

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HUD Exchange COVID-19 Resources

The HUD Exchange team created a site-wide page on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to help agencies who work on multiple HUD programs.

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National Homeownership Month: Social Distancing and the Housing Industry

The Office of Housing Counseling celebrated National Homeownership Month at a June 23 virtual event focused on social distancing, which included a keynote speech by HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

Training Digest

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