The information on this page is provided for HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies & their clients.
NOFA for HUD's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program is Now Available: This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) provides information and instructions for the FY 2014-FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling 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 April 07, 2014. Applications must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the application deadline date. Apply for the Housing Counseling NOFA On-line at: Grants.gov.
General Section to the Department's FY2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs: HUD has published the General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Funding (also referred to as Program NOFAs), in advance of the publication of any individual FY 2014 Program NOFA. The General Section presents the Department’s requirements, other cross-cutting federal requirements and application submission requirements applicable to all HUD Program NOFAs. This General Section and the individual FY 2014 Program NOFAs constitute the entirety of the FY 2014 NOFA requirements and instructions that apply to the FY 2014 Program NOFAs. For more information please visit HUD's Funds Available Website.
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.