Let's Make Home the Goal
The Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) provides resources for first-time homebuyers. Finding the right team to be in your corner from planning to signing the paperwork is game-changing. It’s our goal at HUD OHC to connect homebuyers with the resources they need to understand the home-buying process and achieve their homeownership dreams
Use our HUD locator tool to find a HUD-Certified housing counselor
in your city, or call 800-569-4827.
Why You Need a HUD-Certified Housing Counselor
Homeownership is central to financial growth. In the United States, owning a home is the number one contributor to generational wealth. By having a HUD-Certified housing counselor on your team, you and your family will be in a better position to plan your financial goals, navigate the homebuying process, and secure the keys to your home.
HUD-certified housing counselors are trained to help make homeownership more accessible and affordable. Housing counselors are unbiased members of your homebuying team who are there to support you. Housing counselors can help you develop a step-by-step process for getting pre-qualified for a mortgage, purchasing a home, planning for down payments, determining if you qualify for assistance, and accessing tax credits. Their #1 goal is to support you toward a successful financial future.
The Office of Housing Counseling is working with housing counselors, local organizations, and community leaders across the country to help more individuals and families with financial planning, getting a mortgage, and buying a home.
To support our goal of helping more Americans achieve homeownership, we're bringing housing counseling resources to you! Our Let's Make Home the Goal campaign is reaching cities across the U.S. to share homeownership opportunities and how HUD-certified housing counseling can help you reach all your financial and homeownership goals.
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on the
Importance of Housing Counseling
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