The information on this page is provided for HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies & their clients.
HUD Releases Model Programs For Use by Communities Seeking Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funding: On 3/15/13 HUD released several model programs designed to help communities get Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds more expeditiously to residents struggling to rebuild, repair or restore their homes. These program designs can be adapted to a locality's unique needs and readily implemented so each community does not have to develop entire new programs on their own. Read the press release. Also read the HUD Housing Counseling Program Guide for Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief.
Housing Counseling Training NOFA published: HUD has published its FY2013 Housing Counseling Training NOFA. Please visit our FY2013 Training NOFA grant page for more information and instructions on how qualified housing counseling agencies can apply. Also see Frequently Asked Questions part 1, and part 2.
Important notice on the Federal Budget Sequester for Housing Counseling NOFA applicants: Please read this important notice on the Housing Counseling NOFA from the FHA Commissioner.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Housing Counseling Program: HUD has published its FY2013 Housing Counseling NOFA. Please visit our FY2013 NOFA grant page for more information and instructions on how qualified housing counseling agencies can apply. Housing Counseling NOFA Training archive webinar. Frequently Asked Questions for the HUD’s FY 2013 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program NOFA have been posted on-line, please see: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Resource for HECM Counselors: NeighborWorks America sponsors the HECM Counselor Resources website incorporating content and features for both Active and Prospective HUD HECM Counselors and information for HECM consumers. Read more.
Hope LoanPortal: The HOPE NOW Alliance recently announced the launch of a new web portal, HOPE LoanPortal, that HUD believes has the potential to significantly improve the execution of HAMP & non-HAMP modifications.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.