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Housing Counseling Works

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How Housing Counseling Works: HUD provides support to a nationwide network of Housing Counseling Agencies (HCA) and counselors. HCA's are trained and approved to provide tools to current and prospective homeowners, renters so that they can make responsible choices to address their housing needs in light of their financial situations.

How to obtain advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages: HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Search the map online or search by Zipcode for a housing counseling agency near you, or call HUD's interactive voice system at: (800) 569-4287 or there is an App for that!

Watch the "Housing Counseling Works" video on HUD's YouTube Channel.

Read our Newsletter

The Office of Housing Counseling publishes a monthly newsletter called "The Bridge". Visit our Bridge Archive to read the latest issue as well as back issues.

Technical Support

Housing counselors can obtain technical support on a wide range of issues by contacting their Agencies designated Point of Contact (POC) or via email at: housing.counseling@hud.gov

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