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The information on this page is provided for HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies and their clients.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department's Fiscal Years 2014 Housing Counseling Training Grant Program: This NOFA provides information and instructions for the FY 2014 Housing Counseling Training Grant Program. This notice is comprised of both the General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs and the program section to the NOFA. The application deadline date is May 05, 2014. Applications must be received by no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the application deadline date. Read the NOFA and apply on-line at

Archive version of the Webinar Overview of the FY14 Housing Counseling Training Grant NOFA is now available: This webinar held on April 10, 2014 by the HUD Office of Housing Counseling discussed the FY 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Housing Counseling Training Grant Program, and covered changes to the application process including the new chart, funding methodology, the rating factors with information on specific charts, as well as submission requirements and other technical issues. This archive version of the webinar is highly recommended for all FY2014 Housing Counseling Training Grant NOFA applicants. The replay number is: (800) 475-6701 Access Code: 324255. View the Presentation.

NOFA for HUD's FY2014 and 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program Archive: Information on the NOFA, HUD's General section, FAQs, Training and Notices can be found on-line.

Housing Counselor Certification Proposed Rule Published: On September 13, 2013 HUD published proposed revisions to the Housing Counseling Program Code of Federal Regulations, 24CFR214. These proposed changes address amendments to the 2007 regulations as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Read the proposed rule and comment, Read the FAQs, Listen to the recording of the conference call, Extension of the public comment period.

Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1 Rev-5: This handbook specifies the most current legislative & programmatic requirements for the implementation of HUD's Housing Counseling Program & outlines requirements for program eligibility, approval, the delivery of comprehensive & HECM counseling services, program record keeping, reporting, performance monitoring, the competitive funding, & the grant application process. This handbook offers policy guidance & procedures for HUD staff & program participants to assist both audiences with effective program oversight. Read the handbook.

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