Urge your U.S. Senators to support allocating $100 million in funding for the HUD Housing Counseling Assistance program in the Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriation bill.
This is especially critical right now, when we need to stabilize communities and support homeowners and renters navigating the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Housing counselors help people avoid foreclosure, purchase homes, secure affordable rental housing, develop sustainable budgets, and more. They provide essential information and resources. Housing counseling agencies also provide reverse mortgage counseling, which is mandatory for senior homeowners seeking a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage.
Housing Counseling Assistance is a well-established program that has been making a difference for years; it is a proven way to expand access to home opportunities and stabilize households on the brink. In 2019 alone, HUD-approved agencies provided individual counseling and education to 1,015911 consumers. From 2009 - 2019, more than 17 million Americans were helped by HUD-approved housing counseling agencies,
We urge U.S. Senators to support this essential program at a time when millions of homeowners are facing foreclosure, renters are trying to avoid eviction after back rent comes due, and we are all trying to figure out how to keep as many people in their homes as possible.
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