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Housing Counseling Works

HUD -approved Housing Counseling has been helping consumers across America make informed housing decisions for more than 50 years. Wherever you are in the housing process, the nationwide network of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies is here for you -- providing insights and answers you need to make the choices that are right for you.


(new)The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Fiscal Year 2022 housing counseling and training grants to provide vital housing counseling services and ongoing support for professional devolvement for the nation’s housing counselors.



The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded housing counseling grants to HUD-approved housing agencies and intermediary organizations, including funding to HUD-approved housing counseling agencies that are partnering with Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), or other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).


Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee 


Federal Register Announcement of the Housing Counselling Federal Advisory Committee;  Notice Of Public Meeting


       HCFAC Meeting September 27, 2022

       September 27, 2022 Meeting YouTube video  

       Minutes for September 27, 2022 meeting


       HCFAC Meeting Dec. 13, 2022 

       Minutes for the Dec. 13, 2022 HCFAC meeting.

       December 13, 2022 HCFAC meeting YouTube video





HUD Publishes New Federal Register Notice: Appointments to the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee; Solicitation of Nominations

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) on April 14, 2015. The HCFAC will consist of 12 members, equally representing the mortgage industry and real estate industry, including consumers, and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. This notice invites nominations for an appointment to fill one vacancy on the HCFAC to represent the mortgage industry.

All nominations must be received no later than February 27, 2023.  Please visit the Federal Register to read the entire notice and apply. Please visit HUD's HCFAC website for more information.


Bridge Q1 2022 New HCFAC Members 1st page Bridge Q1 2022 New HCFAC Members 2nd page





Previous Meeting Minutes



(new)HUD Announcement: Solicitation for New Members of the HUD Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee


Tribal Consultation on the Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification – Dear Tribal Leader Letter

(new)Housing Counseling Tribal Consultation Written Feedback

Housing Counseling by the Numbers*

Year after year, HUD-approved housing counseling is making a difference in so many ways

Housing Counseling by the Numbers

* Source - HUD Office of Housing Counseling

The approval of a housing counseling agency does not create or imply a warranty or endorsement by HUD of the approved agency or its employees to a prospective client or to any other organization or individual. Approval means only that the agency has met the qualifications and conditions prescribed by HUD.


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