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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Housing Counseling

Housing Programs

Long-Term Counseling – If you need personalized services to achieve a financial goal, VCE counselors can assist you in developing an action plan with the steps needed to reach that goal.  To schedule an appointment, call 703-792-4765 or email

Mortgage Delinquency – If you are struggling with monthly mortgage payments or have fallen behind, VCE counselors can help you negotiate with mortgage lenders and recommend a course of action to avoid foreclosure.  To speak with a Housing Counselor, call 703-792-4713 or 703-792-4633 or email En Español, llamar 703-792-4755.

Reverse or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) – If you are a homeowner age 62 years and older and are considering converting the equity in your home into income, a certified HECM counselor is available to help you make an informed decision and guide you through the process. To speak with the HECM counselor, call 703-792-4713 or email En Español, llamar 703-792-4755.

Post-Purchase Counseling – If you recently purchased your first home, VCE counselors can help you adjust your spending plan to accommodate new expenses and build reserves, recognize common pitfalls and scams aimed at new homeowners, and identify ways to protect your investment.  To schedule an appointment, call 703-792-6287 or email

Rental Counseling – If you are struggling with monthly rental payments or need help securing affordable rental housing, VCE counselors can work with you to manage your finances and develop an action plan to maintain stable housing.  To schedule an appointment, call 703-792-6287 or email


You (all names included on the loan application) are required to complete the following.

There is no required  order required to complete the 3  activities, however, it is recommended that you take Smart Money Management prior to having a financial assessment. Please view our course calendar and call 703-792-6287 or email   If registering via email, please include name(s), a contact number and email address, along with the name and date of activity you would like to register for. Upon successfully registering, you will receive a confirmation email. En Español, llamar 703-792-4755.


VCE does not offer financial assistance; however, counselors can provide you with a list of resources and assist you with the application process for funds to resolve your current housing crisis. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial Education & Housing Counseling Program
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109

Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.


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