The City of Bloomington's Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department has been a HUD-approved housing counseling agency for numerous years. Their scope of housing counseling services include: Pre-Purchase, Default, and rental Reverse Mortgage Counseling. Last Fiscal Year, October 1999 through September 2000, 120 clients were counseled under the HUD grant.
Housing Authority of the City of Hammond Hammond, IN $27,979 Since 1944 the Hammond Housing Authority has provided a myriad of social and housing services for low income, disabled and the elderly within it's service area and other communities. Their scope of Housing Counseling includes: Homebuyer Education, Rental Assistance/ Homelessness, Homebuyer Education - Pre/Post Purchase Counseling, Mortgage Delinquency/Default Resolution and Reverse Mortgage Counseling/Loss Mitigation. In addition to this, through participation with various local lenders within the service area, the housing counselor has been able to assist in a larger variety of nontraditional housing loans. The number of clients served in all HUD supported counseling related activities totaled 352 for the funding period October 1999 through September 2000.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northwest Indiana, Inc. (CCCS) Gary, IN $20,500 CCCS has been a HUD certified Housing Counseling Agency for more than a decade. They provide debt management and housing counseling in seven counties in Northwest Indiana. The major objective of the agency is to assist individuals in obtaining and retaining homeownership. Most of the counseling performed by the agency is pre-purchase, with individuals and families who are ready to buy a home. The agency also provides comprehensive reverse mortgage and default counseling. During Fiscal Year 1999 to 2000, CCCS conducted a total of 1,132 housing activities. CCCS also administers, through the financial assistance of Bank Calumet, Individual Development Accounts. These accounts are designed to help low-income eligible individuals and families save for the purchase of a home and for home improvement.
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne (FWHA) Fort Wayne, IN $27,979 For the past 60 years, the FWHA has provided affordable housing and supportive services to the residents of the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Comprehensive Housing Counseling Plan being administrated by FWHA has been in existence since 1975, and currently is administered by the Resident Services Department within FWHA. A full range of comprehensive counseling services include: Pre-Purchase, Pre-Rental, Mortgage Default, Post Occupancy, Home-Improvement/ Rehabilitation, Money Management/Budget Counseling, Home Management & Housing Consumer Education. In 1999-2000, a total of 112 clients were assisted, of which 60 families and individuals were assisted under the HUD grant.