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The Association of Housing Counselors has provided training to more than 1,000 persons over the last ten years. We are the only organization in North Carolina and South Carolina that certifies Housing Counselors. National and State agencies recognize us as an organization committed to ensuring that Housing Counselors are professionally trained. We offer two training programs; one beginner and one advanced Housing Counseling workshop. Each program consists of twenty classroom hours and both must be completed and the exams passed to become certified. In addition, Counselors are required to receive thirty-two continuing education hours biennially to remain certified.

Certified Housing Counselors are a special group of people who provide a wide array of housing and economic services including:

  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) programs
  • Fair Housing
  • Financial Literacy/Fitness
  • Homebuyer Education
  • Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Counseling (Reverse Mortgage Counseling)
  • Individual Development Accounts (IDA) programs
  • Loss Mitigation
  • Mobility and Relocation
  • Money Debt Management
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default
  • Post-purchase Counseling
  • Predatory Lending
  • Pre-purchase Counseling
  • Renters Assistance
  • Services for Homeless

Housing Counselors play an important part of the asset building process. Studies indicate that informed consumers are less likely to get into a predatory situation and make better choices having received face-to-face information. Housing Counselors go beyond instruction on how to buy a home. They also assist consumers/clients/customers "who" have financial difficulties and need professional help to protect their hard-earned investments.

 

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