An Overview of the Nonprofit Foreclosure Counseling Industry in Philadelphia by Thomas Hylands

Friday, July 18, 2014
Teaser: 
The demand for foreclosure counseling services in Philadelphia is high, but the resources available to meet that demand are limited. The industry is heavily reliant on government funding; however, access to that money comes with a significant administrative burden. Housing counselors bear a heavy workload, which is exacerbated by bureaucratic reporting requirements. Staff training is particularly problematic: Staff turnover and stringent requirements for continued funding make it difficult for agencies to maintain a staff of counselors who have the necessary qualifications.