The purpose of this NOFO assistance 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 maximize the impact of Federal funding appropriated for HUD’s Housing Counseling Program.
Statutory requirements enacted as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) require that individual housing counselors participating in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program shall demonstrate, by written examination, that they are competent in providing counseling in each of the core topics. HUD requires six (6) Core Topics in which housing counselors need to be trained and competent. These are: Financial Management; Property Maintenance; Home ownership 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.
The goals of this funding opportunity include, but are not limited to:
For Objectives and Priorities, see https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CFO/documents/Housing_Counseling_Grant_Program_NOFO_FR-6700-N-30.pdf#page=6.
Program-Specific Requirements: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CFO/documents/Housing_Counseling_Grant_Program_NOFO_FR-6700-N-30.pdf#page=21
Estimated Total Program Funding: