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Becoming HUD Approved. Overview. Program Administration Program Goals and Objectives Benefits of HUD Approval Approval Criteria Housing Counseling Resources Qualifications Application Process. Housing Counseling Program Objectives . Provide basic housing counseling services

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  • Program Administration
  • Program Goals and Objectives
  • Benefits of HUD Approval
  • Approval Criteria
  • Housing Counseling Resources
  • Qualifications
  • Application Process
housing counseling program objectives
Housing Counseling Program Objectives
  • Provide basic housing counseling services
  • Outreach to potential first-time homebuyers
  • Enable clients to become more knowledgeable about housing programs
  • Assist renters to locate and qualify for assisted rental units
  • Help eligible homeowners obtain affordable housing
  • Help homeowners avoid foreclosure or evictions
housing counseling program goals
Housing Counseling Program Goals
  • Reduce losses to Single Family (SF) insurance fund
    • Reduce mortgage defaults and foreclosures
  • Reduce losses to Multifamily (MF) insurance fund caused by rent delinquencies and evictions
  • Increase Homeownership participation
  • Stabilize and Revitalize Communities
  • Promote Economic Growth
  • Assist homeless, renters, and potential and distressed homeowners
benefits of hud approval
Benefits of HUD Approval
  • Eligible to apply for HUD Housing Counseling Grants
  • Eligible for Community Development Block Grants through local governments
  • Have access to a larger audience through HUD’s web site/toll-free number
  • Receive technical assistance and training from HUD
other benefits
Other Benefits
  • Form partnerships with local municipalities or state agencies to administer housing programs
  • Form partnerships with other housing industry members
  • Apply for grants from other financial institutions, nonprofits, or local governments
acquire 501 c 3 tax exempt status
Acquire 501 (C) (3) Tax Exempt Status
  • Acquire a 501 (C) (3) status from the Internal Revenue Service if you do not already have one.
  • It establishes a protective layer between your church, mosque, temple, etc; and provides the legal responsibilities associated with provision of social services.
  • A 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit organization is a Business.
  • It is operated according to sound business principles.
why plan
Why Plan?
  • “Will you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice.
  • “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat.
  • “I don’t much care where,” said Alice.
  • “Then it doesn\'t matter which way you go,” said the cat.
design a housing counseling plan
Design a Housing Counseling Plan
  • Develop a comprehensive housing counseling and education program plan which includes:
    • Type of services Provided
    • Experience
    • Staff
    • Facilities
    • Budget
    • Target Area
identify your resources
Identify Your Resources
  • Approval depends on how you demonstrate that you have adequate resources needed to run a successful Housing Counseling Program.
    • Partnerships/Community Resources
    • Funding Resources
focus on your community
Focus on Your Community
  • HUD requires that you serve the community in which you are located. You must identify:
    • Your area population
    • Social economic Factors (NEED in Community)
    • Racial & Ethnic make-up of the population
    • Age and condition of the housing
get started
Get Started
  • Evaluate your present program structure.
  • Identify your outcomes
    • Describe anticipated results to be achieved
      • What has changed because you were funded
  • Secure needed documentation.
  • Have clear understanding of the process.
  • Prepare to submit.
  • Notice of Approval. If the application package meets all requirements, HUD has the ability to approve an agency for a period of up to three years.
  • HUD will advise the agency of its approval in the form of an approval letter to the agency\'s main office.
submit application
  • Local/Multi-state applications:
    • Atlanta Homeownership Center
      • Attn: Gayle F. Knowlson, Director
      • Single Family, Program Support Division
      • 40 Marietta Street, 9th Floor
      • Atlanta, GA 30303
      • Phone: 404 331-5001, ext. 2345
contact information
Contact Information
  • Carolyn Hogans, Branch Chief

Phone:  (404) 331-5001 ext. 2129

Email: E.Carolyn.Hogans@HUD.Gov

  • Tracy Fields, Housing Program Specialist

Phone: 404-331-5001 x2126

Email: Tracy.C.Fields@HUD.Gov

  • Vivien King, Housing Program Specialist

Phone:  404-331-5001 x2096

Email: Vivien.T.King@Hud.Gov