Nonprofit certifies eight housing counselors to be better equipped to help military home owners and home buyers
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight counselors from InCharge Debt Solutions are among the first housing professionals to complete the "USA Cares Certified Military Housing Specialist Course (CMHS)." With the CMHS certifications, InCharge can now offer housing counseling tailored to the specific needs of military borrowers as well as foreclosure prevention assistance with tips to help avoid mortgage delinquencies.
The CMHS course provides loan officers, realtors and housing professionals with a clear understanding of how to work with military clients. It aims to put greater numbers of military families into affordable homes with the help of knowledgeable professionals who understand the unique circumstances faced by military servicemembers.
"We're very proud of our housing counselors and their commitment to helping our heroes in the military," said Etta Money, President of InCharge Debt Solutions. "We join USA Cares in supporting military families and look forward to helping servicemembers buy homes or stay financially viable in the ones they now own."
USA Care's Beverly Ray Frase, the course's author, has a strong background as a loan officer, real estate broker and career army wife. "I've been on all sides of the home buying process," says Beverly. "I know where the speed bumps are, especially for our military men and women. Working with a certified housing professional should move them down the path to an accurate and timely closing."
InCharge Debt Solutions, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides bankruptcy counseling, credit counseling, and housing counseling services to consumers and service members in need of financial literacy education, money management guidance, and help finding the right debt solution for their specific situation.
For more information, contact InCharge Debt Solutions:
- For bankruptcy services, call 866-729-0049.
- For credit counseling, call 877-486-4924.
- For housing counseling services, call 877-251-1882.
- For servicemembers, call 877-258-9549.
- Or visit us online at www.InCharge.org
About InCharge® Debt Solutions
InCharge® Debt Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling, bankruptcy services, and credit counseling. Founded in 1997, InCharge interacted with over 1.1 million consumers in 2011 alone. InCharge is affiliated with InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) which is dedicated to providing educational products, services and research supporting the personal financial literacy of consumers across America. ICEF also provides financial literacy training to servicemembers and their families through MilitaryMoney.com. InCharge is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
About USA Cares
USA Cares is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps post 9/11 military families bear the burdens of service with financial and advocacy support. Its mission: To help with basic needs during financial crisis, to assist combat injured Veterans and their families and to prevent private military home foreclosures and evictions. In eight years, USA Cares has received over 31,000 requests and responded with more than $8 million in grants. Military families anywhere in America can apply for assistance through the USA Cares web site, http://www.usacares.org/ or by calling 1-800-773-0387. For more information on the CMHS Course go to the USA Cares website or email Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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