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The Bigger Picture of Housing Counseling

A recent report discusses how housing counseling is about more than just qualifying for homeownership and reducing loan defaults.

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Could Housing Counseling Use an Upgrade?

Housing counseling as a resource to reduce the need for loan modification and foreclosures has been shown to be very beneficial since the housing crisis, but is there still more housing counseling can do to further impact homeowners?

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Freddie Mac’s ‘Take Root’ Programs Have Been Successful in Hardest Hit Areas

Freddie Mac launched Take Root Milwaukee five years ago, at the height of the foreclosure wave, with the idea that government agencies, financial institutions, and the real estate industry could unite to protect residential neighborhoods by forming a single network that residents can contact with one click or phone number.

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HUD Awards $36 Million in Housing Counseling Grants to Prevent Foreclosures

HUD estimates that the money they provide in grants, combined with other funds they plan to leverage, will assist more than a million and a half individuals and families with finding housing, making more informed choices with regards to housing, and staying in their current homes.

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HUD Awards Housing Counseling Grants

In an ongoing effort to improve housing education for consumers, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it has awarded $40 million in grants to hundreds of national, regional, and local organizations to bolster housing counseling programs.

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FHA Program Aims to Expand Credit; Lower Risk

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued its "Blueprint for Access," which aims to expand credit access for underserved borrowers by utilizing housing counseling as a means to reduce the possibility of loans becoming seriously delinquent. The announcement highlights a new pilot program, Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK), which incorporates housing counseling into the home buying process.

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