HUD Awards Additional $6 Million in Housing Counseling Grants: On June 15, 2015 HUD awarded nearly $6 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. The grants announced today are in addition to $36 million awarded in April. Read the entire press release, including a list of all housing counseling agencies awarded funding on-line.
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 on the FY 2015 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program. Please visit Grants.gov to view the FY 2015 Supplemental Housing Counseling NOFA.
Housing Counselor Certification: Information on the Housing Counselor Training and Certification website, Proposed Rule, FAQs, Archived Conference Call, and other information can be found online.
Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee HUD announced on April 14, 2015 the establishment of the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee. To read the entire Federal Register Notice, please visit the Federal Register on-line. More information can be found on HUD’s website.
HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are available to provide you with the information and assistance you need to avoid foreclosure. As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan (HASP), you may be eligible for a special Making Home Affordable loan modification or refinance, to reduce your monthly payments and help you keep your home.
If you need help understanding the Making Home Affordable programs, you can use this search tool to find a counseling agency in your area that will provide you with free foreclosure prevention services. If you are eligible for the loan modification or refinance program, the counselor will work with you to compile an intake package for your servicer.
Foreclosure prevention counseling services are provided free of charge by nonprofit housing counseling agencies working in partnership with the Federal Government. These agencies are funded, in part, by HUD and NeighborWorks® America. There is no need to pay a private company for these services.
With so many financial terms to remember and a process that can be complicated, you would benefit greatly from the help of a housing expert from a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.
There is no charge to work with a HUD-approved counseling agency, a housing counseling expert can provide a range of services, including the following:
- Identifying mortgage assistance options that are suitable for your situation.
- Explaining required documents and, in many cases, submitting those documents to your mortgage company for you.
- Helping you create a budget that supports your mortgage and other expenses.
- Providing information about local resources that may also be helpful to you.
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You don’t have to go it alone. Experts from HUD-approved housing counseling agencies work in your best interest and at no cost to you: