Catholic Charities Housing Counselors have successfully completed the certification examination administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Effective Nov. 1, 2018, Jane Sokolowski and Amy Bell will officially become certified Housing Counselors, ensuring that Catholic Charities can continue providing housing counseling to those in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, and Tioga Counties.
Counselors must demonstrate competency in each of the following areas of housing counseling:
- Financial management
- Property maintenance
- Responsibilities of homeownership and tenancy
- Fair housing laws and requirements
- Housing affordability
- Avoidance and or response to rental and mortgage delinquency and avoidance of eviction and mortgage default.
Anyone in need of housing counseling may call Catholic Charities at 607-734-9784 and ask to speak with Jane or Amy. Details on their next First Time Home Buyers’ Workshop will be posted on their website when they are available.