(a) Any housing counseling, including homeownership counseling or rental housing counseling, as defined in § 5.100, required under or provided in connection with any program administered by HUD shall be provided only by organizations and counselors certified by the Secretary under 24 CFR part 214 to provide housing counseling, consistent with 12 U.S.C. 1701x.
(b) For purposes of this section, required under or provided in connection with any program administered by HUD means:
(1) Housing counseling required by statute, regulation, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), or otherwise required by HUD;
(2) Housing counseling that is funded under a HUD program;
(3) Housing counseling that is required by a grantee or subgrantee of a HUD program as a condition of receiving assistance under the HUD program; or
(4) Housing counseling to which a family assisted under a HUD program is referred, by a grantee or subgrantee of the HUD program.
[81 FR 90657, Dec. 14, 2016]