Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Counseling for Homebuyers, Homeowners, and Tenants (Section 106)

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Housing and Urban Development
Short Description Provides grants to HUD-approved counseling agencies for counseling on the purchase and rental of housing, money management, budgeting, credit counseling, prevention of mortgage default and rent delinquencies that lead to foreclosure or eviction, home maintenance, fair housing laws, and requirements and guidance regarding the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage application. HUD-approved counseling agencies are public and private nonprofit organizations with housing counseling skills and knowledge of HUD, VA, and conventional housing programs. Housing counseling grants are awarded on a competitive basis and help the approved agencies partially meet their operating expenses.
Primary Purpose Supports housing and other activities
Type of Housing Supported Both
Type of Assistance Grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $65,168,000

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