By Bruce McClary
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $36 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. The NFCC and its member agencies will receive a combined total of more than $6 million of those funds, representing 19.4% of the total award.
The NFCC Intermediary received over $1.3 million, with 12 member agencies sharing portions of the remaining funds. Those members include CCCS of Fayetteville (DBA Cumberland Community Action Program), CCCS of Greater Atlanta (DBA ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions), CCCS of Greater Dallas, CCCS of Huntington, CCCS of Kern and Tulare Counties, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma, CCCS of Western North Carolina (DBA OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling), CCCS of West Florida, Garden State Consumer Credit Counseling (DBA Navicore Solutions), GreenPath, Money Management International, and Springboard Non-Profit Consumer Credit Management.
“This funding will allow the NFCC to continue meeting the demand for housing needs and foreclosure prevention,” said Susan C. Keating, president and CEO of the NFCC. “We are grateful for the continued support from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to serve this key part of our mission.”
Consumers reaching out to an NFCC member agency for foreclosure prevention counseling can expect an in-depth analysis of their situation with a certified housing counselor who is willing to take the time to find the resolution option best suited to the individual’s specific needs. The counselor is trained and experienced, and able to advocate on behalf of the consumer with the lender. To reach an NFCC certified housing counselor consumers can call (800) 388-2227 or visit www.nfcc.org.
Bruce McClary is Vice President of Public Relations & External Affairs with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
Views expressed are the personal views of the author, and do not represent the views of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, its employees, its members, or its clients.
NFCC Network Receives Housing Grant
By Bruce McClary