Housing Counseling Network

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The NCRC Housing Counseling Network is a premier HUD-approved national housing counseling organization made up of over 50 housing counseling agencies across the nation. The housing counseling network’s mortgage advisors have provided counseling to almost 40,000 households in the past year, with a wide range of services including:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Technical Assistance
  • HUD Approval
  • Housing Counseling Program Models
  • Webinars
  • Newsletters
  • Capacity Building
  • Compliance Reviews

If you have questions, please email hcn@ncrc.org.

Now Serving DC, MD and VA!

To Purchase Your Home

Pre-purchase counseling

The Housing Counseling Network provides pre-purchase advisement which includes: budgeting, credit, financial management counseling and savings techniques. Your Mortgage Advisor will provide individual attention to you to review your credit, budget and affordability to determine when you are mortgage ready. To access NCRC’s internet-based Money Management platform, eHomeAmerica, click here.

Homebuyer Education

Learn the 10 basic steps to purchasing a home! A Mortgage Advisor will review your credit and pre-qualify you to determine if you are mortgage ready. The Housing Counseling Network uses the latest state of the art technology to acquire a pre-approved in a non-predatory environment with over 82 lenders to choose from. To access NCRC’s internet-based education platform, eHomeAmerica, click here.

Full Document File Review

Highly skilled mortgage advisors will conduct a thorough analysis of pertinent loan documents, such as the new TRID documents, Appraisal, Mortgage and Note to acknowledge an understanding of the documents by the purchaser and to determine if systemically fraudulent patterns exist. If such patterns exist, the file will be forwarded to a specialist for further review.

To Save Your Home


A Mortgage Advisor will assist homeowners and negotiate on their behalf, when possible, to address delinquencies and defaults. This process is achieved through a thorough analysis of credit and developing a sound budget. Download Intake Packet

Loss Mitigation

A Mortgage Advisor will conduct an assessment of a homeowner’s situation, develop an action plan, review financial information and review credit to determine a sustainable mortgage payment, as well as negotiate on a homeowner’s behalf. Download Intake Packet

To Become Financially Secure

Money Debt Management

Learn how to keep more of your money by understanding which debts to pay off first. A Mortgage Advisor will provide an in-depth analysis of your credit report and work with you to develop a budget and eliminate high cost credit cards. Are you curious about the CARD ACT? Schedule a counseling session today to find out more! To access NCRC’s internet-based Money Management platform, eHomeAmerica, click here.

For local housing counseling services in DC, MD or VA, contact 1-800-475-NCRC.

Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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