U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Housing Counseling Training
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling Training program is to continue investing in the creation and maintenance of a professional and effective housing counseling industry that is able to meaningfully assist consumers by providing them with the information they need to make informed housing choices and maximizes the impact of Federal funding appropriated for the program.
HUD recognizes six Core Topics in which housing counselors need to be competent. These are:
- Financial management
- Property maintenance
- Homeownership and tenancy
- Fair housing and other civil rights laws and requirements
- Housing affordability
- Avoidance of, and responses to, rental and mortgage delinquency and avoidance of eviction and mortgage default
Amount: Funding of up to $3,500,000 is available to make approximately four awards.
Eligibility: State, county, city, or township governments; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; and State Housing Finance Agencies (SHFAs) and other units of local, county, or state government. Applicants must have at least two years of experience providing housing counseling training services nationwide to housing counselors employed by housing counseling agencies participating in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program. Applicants are not required to be HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies.
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