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Round 7

On April 15, 2013, NeighborWorks America announced that $70.1 million has been awarded to 30 state housing finance agencies (HFAs), 17 HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries, and 72 community-based NeighborWorks organizations to provide counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of foreclosure. Just one month after the seventh round of National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program funds were appropriated; communities across our country will be able to put the funds to immediate use. 

View a list of NFMC round 7 grantees by award amount or by state.

Demand for these funds far exceeded the amount of funding available; eligible applicants requested over $105 million in NFMC grant funds. In total, more than 1,200 nonprofit counseling agencies and local NeighborWorks organizations across the country are expected to be engaged in the NFMC Program as a result of these awards. To date, more than 1,560,000 families in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam have received foreclosure counseling through the NFMC Program. It is estimated that nearly 193,000 families facing the threat of foreclosure will be directly assisted with this seventh round of funding. Many more will be helped by the training of foreclosure counselors, provided through the NFMC Program. NeighborWorks expects to train about 2,000 counselors with the seventh round of NFMC funding.

Award information

List of grantees by award amount [PDF]
List of grantees by state [PDF]
Detailed state profiles summary report [PDF]
Award determination methodology [PDF]
Map of location of grantees and sub-grantees [PDF]
Map of counseling funds awarded by MSA [PDF]
Map of counseling units recipients awarded by MSA [PDF]
Map of counseling funds awarded in rural areas [PDF]
Map of counseling recipients awarded in rural areas [PDF]

Program details and requirements

Round 7 funding announcement [PDF]
Areas of greatest need for round 7 funding [PDF]
Zip codes that are majority low-income and majority minority [XLS]
National industry foreclosure counseling standards [PDF]
Client-level data points [PDF]
Quarterly and final reporting requirements [PDF]
Sample authorization and privacy policy [PDF]
NFMC default and remedy policy [PDF]
Protecting client information (memo) [PDF]
MHA screening checklist [PDF]

Start-up documentation

Oversight plan [DOC] -- required for all grantees with branches, sub-grantees or affiliates
Non-payroll direct-deposit form [DOC] – required for first-time grantees
IRS form W-9 [PDF[ – required for first-time grantees
List of branches, affiliates or sub-grantees and instructions for completing the spreadsheet [XLS]– required for all grantees
Match fund documentation [DOC]– required for all grantees
Contact list [DOC]– required for first-time grantees
Counselor list [DOC]– required for all grantees