The Housing Partnership Network was the first national organization designated as a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Intermediary. Since 1995, we have supported our members with a cumulative pass through of more than $35 million in combined federal HUD Housing Counseling and National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program funds, which have enabled the provision of homeownership, foreclosure prevention, renter, homeless and reverse mortgage counseling to over 750,000 families.
The Network's Housing Counseling Program works with our members to accomplish three interconnected goals: 1) Expand homeownership opportunity for low and moderate income families, especially minority, new immigrant, and traditionally underserved populations; 2) Promote neighborhood stabilization and revitalization by increasing sustainable homeownership and secure housing tenure; and 3) support low and moderate income homeowners in maintaining their homes and building equity for the future.
In the post mortgage meltdown market, when demand for the housing services is high but public resources are scarce, the Network's efforts on housing counseling focus on innovation, business transformation and sustainability. Through our Community of Practice, and through the creation of new businesses in partnership with our members, we look for ways our members can enhance their housing counseling work, by developing sustainable business models with reliable revenue sources and new modes of service delivery. This includes the creation of Framework™, an online homebuyer education tool, and the roll out of the Resolution Specialists, working under the Mortgage Resolution Fund.