HOUSING COUNSELLING FOR SENIORS
WHATA nationwide network of HUD participating housing counseling agencies helping consumers by providing information and advice needed to make informed housing decisions.
WHYTo help older adults and others with housing counselling on topics related to affordable housing, reverse mortgages, public housing, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues, housing vouchers, section 8, homelessness and more.
WHEREU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. United States Government. USA.
“Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford. Then check here for financial assistance resources and guides for making the right choice.”
“Foreclosure prevention counseling and homeless counseling services are available free of charge through HUD's Housing Counseling Program. Housing Counseling agencies participating in HUD's Housing Counseling Program are not permitted to charge consumers for these specific housing counseling services.”
Seniors can receive helpful advice, support, guidance and housing counselling on the following topics:
Stay in Your Home - Reverse mortgages for seniors, Housing Counseling, Rural housing loans
Find an Apartment - Find affordable rents, Public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) assisting low-income, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing, Rural rental help.
Protect Yourself - Housing discrimination, Reverse mortgage scams.
Housing Counseling Agencies are allowed to charge fees only under the following circumstances:
- Agencies must provide counseling without charge to persons who demonstrate they cannot afford the fees.
- Agencies must inform clients of the fee structure in advance of providing services.
- Fees must be commensurate with the level of services provided.
Seniors looking for housing support help and advice can find a HUD participating housing counseling agency in their area here or by calling (800) 569-4287.
Senior Housing, Assisted Living
Senior Subsidized, Affordable Housing Assistance
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