The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
Quarter 1 2021

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Quarter 1 2021, Volume 9 Issue 1

Housing Counseling at a Distance

A Message from David Berenbaum

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) thanks housing counselors for all they have done and continue to do to support at-risk neighbors in communities across the nation.

Featured Stories

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Key CARES Act Funding for Housing Assistance

Understanding the funding that may be available for housing assistance enables housing counselors to identify state/local programs and determine grantees to contact.

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Track Your Path to HUD Housing Counselor Certification

This sample timeline helps counselors still working on certification with the process.

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Rental Housing Counseling and Eviction Prevention Webinar Series and Resources

HUD’s Readying Your Organization for Rental Housing Counseling Webinar Series has held three sessions and are planning more for 2021.

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9902 Program Impact Data Display Dashboards and FY 2020 Data

Explore the interactive 9902 data dashboards to better understand trends within your agency.

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Acts Housing: Coming Together as an Organization for Staff Certification

Acts Housing made counselor certification an agency priority and continues to support housing counselors through the certification process.

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NeighborWorks America’s Focus on Financial Capability

NeighborWorks organizations encourage long-term sustainable change in financial decision making through counseling and coaching.

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Partnership for Housing Affordability: Addressing Housing Needs Through a Housing Resource Line

The Housing Resource Line serves as a model for housing counseling agencies looking to develop a system in their communities for clients with a variety of housing needs across numerous service providers.

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Remote Counseling with Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc.

AHSTI has taken the necessary measures to support the remote counseling needs of their clients while maintaining a high level of housing counseling services.

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Training Digest

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