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The Office of Housing Counseling Bridge Newsletter -
Quarter 3 2021

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Quarter 3 2021, Volume 9 Issue 3

Advancing Homeownership and Racial Equity Through Housing Counseling

A Message from David Berenbaum

From the Deputy Assistant Secretary

David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing Counseling (OHC), emphasizes OHC's commitment to actively partnering with agencies on their initiatives that work to break down barriers to homeownership for communities of color.

Featured Stories

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Beyond Housing: Multigenerational Homeownership for a St. Louis Family

Beyond Housing, located on the northern edge of St. Louis, MO, serves predominantly Black neighborhoods with some of the lowest per capita incomes in the region. Beyond Housing shares a success story of one of its clients.

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Accelerating COVID-19 Recovery Through Housing Counseling

Counselors’ expertise is essential as their clients may seek post-forbearance options and other relief made available by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed by President Biden earlier this year.

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National CAPACD Highlights Role of Culturally Competent Housing Counseling for Low-Income AAPI Households

National CAPACD's report provides valuable insights on how housing counseling services can help address the anticipated needs of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Managing Certification After the Final Compliance Date

HUD shares updates on agency certification progress and answers questions about what will happen after the final compliance date.

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Housing Counseling for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Housing Counseling Services has a focused program that provides counseling to service members, veterans, and their families who have a large presence in communities throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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Supporting the Previously Incarcerated Through Rental Housing Counseling

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) are increasing access to safe, sustainable housing among previously incarcerated individuals, who often face steep challenges to finding stable housing.

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Achieving Housing Sustainability for the Most Vulnerable in Virginia

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME) is working in partnership with the City of Richmond Voluntary Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) to stabilize housing for Richmond tenants.

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Strong Partnerships are Key to Success for the Texas Housing Stability Collaborative

The Texas Housing Stability Collaborative is a growing network of individuals and organizations working together to avert mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions by supporting housing stability counseling.

Annual Housing Counseling Conference: August 9-12, 2021

Join HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling for its upcoming virtual conference on August 9-12, 2021! Over four days, housing counseling agencies will connect with HUD and interested stakeholders on Housing Counseling Program updates and best practices.

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Want to share a unique success story about your agency or client?

HUD would enjoy featuring your success story in The Bridge and other HUD Exchange pages! If you want to share the successes of your agency or housing counselors, contact with “Success Story” in the subject line.

Training Digest

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


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