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Information for Housing Counselors

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

HUD Awards $36 Million in Housing Counseling Grants: HUD awarded on April 14, 2015 more than $36 million in grants to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. HUD's housing counseling grants and the additional funding they help to leverage will assist more than 1.5 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. Read the entire press release, including a list of all housing counseling agencies awarded funding on-line.

NOFA for HUD's Fiscal Year 2015 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program: This Notice Of Funding Availability (NOFA) provides information and instructions for the FY 2015 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program. This NOFA is comprised of both the General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section) published February 19, 2014, and this program section to the NOFA. In addition to the application requirements set forth in this document, Applicants must also comply with the requirements established in the General Section, and all Housing Counseling Program requirements. FY 2015 grants to be awarded under the NOFA are contingent upon the availability of funding. Please visit to view the FY 2015 Supplemental Housing Counseling NOFA and submit your agency's application. See Section III.A of the NOFA for applicant eligibility requirements. Frequently asked questions.

Housing Counselor Certification: Information on the Proposed Rule, FAQs, Archived Conference Call, and other information can be found online.

Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee HUD announced on April 14, 2105 the establishment of the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee, and invites the public to nominate individuals for appointments. To read the entire Federal Register Notice, including how to submit an application for an appointment nomination please visit the Federal Register on-line. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to HUD no later than May 14, 2015. More information can be found on HUD's website.

Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1 Rev-5: 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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