The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently reapproved Michigan State University Extension as a Local Housing Counseling Agency (LHCA). The reapproval allows MSUE to continue to provide housing counseling in the areas of home improvement and rehabilitation, financial management and budgeting, and mortgage delinquency and default resolution. They are also approved to provide workshops dealing with issues such as finances, credit repair, predatory lending and home buying.
All of our districts participated in this successful approval. Macomb and Washtenaw counties served as MSUE’s on-site reviewed offices. Both counties articulated the excellence of our educational programming in the areas of financial education, housing and foreclosure prevention, and both counties continue to lead the way for our statewide efforts in this subject.