(left to right) Judy Woods, Financial Stability Specialist, Nick Sims, VP Community Initiatives, Dana Ullrich, Housing Alliance Director, and Karla Lawrence, Senior VP Community Initiatives

Last year, United Way Housing Alliance member agencies operating in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi provided housing counseling services to 10,231 individuals and families.

Since 2014, United Way’s Housing Alliance has been approved by HUD as a regional Intermediary, which oversees and supports a network of eight HUD-approved Housing Counseling agencies that serve individuals and families in need of housing assistance. Based on the belief that safe, stable, affordable housing is a basic human right, we are on a mission to increase the organized capacity of our Housing Counseling agencies to improve housing access and stability in their communities.

United Way’s Housing Alliance member agencies assist low to moderate-income individuals and families achieve their housing goals through group workshops and individualized, one-on-one housing counseling focused on:

  • financial capability and budget management
  • mortgage delinquency and default counseling
  • pre-purchase workshops
  • individualized homeownership counseling
  • rental and tenancy information
  • fair housing guidance
  • reverse mortgage (HECM) counseling
  • homeless prevention support
  • predatory lending education
  • foreclosure prevention options

If your organization provides housing counseling services and is interested in learning more about the United Way Housing Alliance network, please contact Please visit our website here: