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A: Approved Housing Counseling Agencies are compliant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program that promotes objective, professional counseling for prospective homebuyers, renters, and existing homeowners (particularly those facing the risk of foreclosure).
A: HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies are a community resource. Non-profits that serve as HUD Approved counseling agencies must make their services available to everyone in the community without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability, and/or economic status. They are also listed on HUD’s Housing Counseling website, along with contact information, so the public can access them from anywhere in the country. For a more complete description of the responsibilities of HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies, visit the www.hud.gov website.
A: Yes. Comprehensive housing counseling includes a full range of technical specialties such as pre-purchase, rental assistance, foreclosure intervention, reverse mortgages, homeless assistance, and more. JCVision and Associates, Inc. is certified by HUD to provide comprehensive housing counseling services. Our counselors are trained and certified to provide specialized services. Counselors must successfully complete rigorous certification courses and meet continuing certification requirements in order to provide services through a HUD approved agency.
A: Counselors generally follow seven steps for individual clients:
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