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  Funding Opportunity Details
 21522-HUD Participating Housing Counseling and Education (FY21 start)
  HUD Housing Counseling
  Pre-Application Deadline:
  Application Deadline: Final Application Deadline not Applicable
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
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Project End Date:
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Program Officer: Frank Curbeira
Phone: 804-343-5818 x
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As an Intermediary of HUD, Virginia Housing is able to grant HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency status to qualified agencies. In order to be considered for becoming a participating HUD-approved housing counseling agency, an agency must submit an application to Virginia Housing.

Applying to be a participating HUD-approved housing counseling agency does not guarantee funding.

Prior to submitting an application, to determine if your organization meets the basic requirements to apply to become a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency please take the online self-assessment using the Housing Counseling Agency Eligibility Tool.

All applications must be submitted electronically using the Virginia Housing Grants Management System (GMS) at Contact Frank Curbeira, Strategic Housing Officer, at (804) 343-5818 for questions concerning this program or assistance prior to application submission.

The application will be reviewed within 30 days of receipt. Virginia Housing may arrange a conference before a final determination letter is issued to review requirements of the program. Virginia Housing will contact the point of contact listed in the agency’s application if a correctable deficiency exists in the application. Within fifteen (15) calendar days of the written notice, the agency may submit a revised application. The applicant will be notified via GMS whether the application is approved or denied.


You must have at least one HUD Certified Housing Counselor on staff to be eligible to apply.

Virginia Housing is specifically interested in locating agencies that:

  1. Primarily serve a non-english speaking demographic, or 
  2. Serve at least one of the following areas:
    • Amelia County
    • Augusta County
    • Brunswick County
    • Buckingham County
    • Charlotte County
    • Culpeper County
    • Cumberland County
    • Emporia City
    • Greensville County
    • Halifax County
    • Highland County
    • Lunenburg County
    • Martinsville City
    • Mecklenburg County
    • Poquoson City
    • Powhatan County
    • Prince Edward County
    • Rockingham County
    • Staunton City
    • Tazewell County
    • Waynesboro City

Virginia Housing may, at its discretion, request clarification or additional information from an agency for use in determining the agency’s eligibility for the Housing Counseling Program. If an application package does not meet all Program requirements, an agency may re-apply for the program thirty (30) days from the date of the denial letter. If an agency decides to submit a revised application, the agency may consult Frank Curbeira, Strategic Housing Officer,at (804) 343-5818 to determine the specific actions needed to resolve the deficiencies.

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Description File Name File Size
HUD HC Participating Agency User Guide: Pre-Application | Negotiation | Application HUD Participating Agency Application Guide.pdf 1.3 MB
HUD Handbook VHDA HUD Handbook 06_28_20.pdf 382 KB
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