In a memo to counseling agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development clarified that there is no cap or maximum amount that can be charged for HECM … more HUD Reiterates Policies on HECM Counseling Fees
NRMLA submitted comments to HUD requesting that HECM counselors be exempted from new examination requirements that will assess a housing counselor’s competency guiding consumers through the homeownership process.
NRMLA is disseminating the following notice to members as a reminder of the counseling safeguards that HECM counselors and lenders must follow when meeting with prospective clients.
In an email sent to HECM Counselors, HUD clarified the meaning of non-recourse and promised to update the HECM Counseling Protocol in Handbook 7610.1.
HUD sent a similar notice this week to all mortgagees advising them not to steer clients, participate in counseling sessions, or inappropriately prep clients in advance of counseling.