MSHDA's Homeownership Division: Education Agreement and Release of Information

In signing this agreement and release, I am agreeing to actively participate in the Housing Education Program being offered by this Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) counseling agency in order to receive education services. Participation in this program is voluntary and requires me to establish the reason for my delinquency and to develop an Action Plan in cooperation with the Counselor, and understand that I will receive a copy of that Plan. 

  1. I may be referred to other housing services of the organization or another agency as appropriate that may be able to assist with particular concerns that have been identified. I understand that I am not obligated to use any of the services offered to me. 

  2. I understand that this Agency receives funds through MSHDA, HUD and/or NFMC Programs and as such, is required to share some of my personal information with program administrators or their agents for purposes of program monitoring, compliance and evaluation. 

  3. If the services received from this agency are funded by the NFMC Program, I give permission for NFMC program administrators and/or evaluators to follow-up with me for up to three (3) years from the date of this signed form for the purposes of program evaluation. 

  4. I understand that a counselor may answer questions and provide information, but cannot give legal advice. If I want legal advice, I will be referred to an attorney for appropriate assistance. 

  5. I understand that this Agency provides both pre-purchase and post-purchase services and I will receive a written Action Plan consisting of recommendations for handling my finances, possibly including referrals to other housing agencies or organizations as appropriate. 

  6. I understand that this Agency provides information and education on numerous housing programs and loan products and I further understand that the housing education I receive from this Agency in no way obligates me to choose any of these particular housing programs or loan products. 

 Failure to sign the consent form may result in denial of program assistance or termination of counseling program benefits.