HUD Housing Counseling Final Rule Conference Call

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a final rule implementing statutory requirements on housing counselor certification.  Among other things, it provides that housing counseling required by HUD or provided in connection with any HUD program must be delivered by a HUD certified counselor working for a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling will hold a conference call for housing counseling funders and service providers to explain this new rule and help you determine if your housing counseling program may be covered under this final rule.  This informative session is open to the public.  Please note that if you attended the call on December 19 for stakeholders who participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program you do not need to attend this call.

Please register for this Stakeholders Conference Call on the Final Rule on Housing Counseling Certification on January 13, 2017 2:00 PM EST at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information on HUD’s Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification including the press release, final rule, and frequently asked questions, please visit:

HUD Publishes UPCS-V 2.0 Protocol

HUD has published the 2.0 version of the UPCS-V protocol. This new version revises the previous 1.5 version with some substantive changes as to what constitutes a deficiency as well as grammar edits, formatting edits, and language clarifications. In addition to the protocol itself, HUD has also published a “UPCS-V Protocol Change Tracker” which documents all the changes from the 1.5 version of the protocol to the 2.0 version of the protocol.

The UPCS-V 2.0 Protocol can be found here.

The UPCS-V Protocol Change Tracker can be found here.