Welcome to AFHCA, INC.
What is AFHCA?
The Alabama Federation of Housing Counselors and Agencies, Inc. (AFHCA) fills a
critical role in providing technical assistance to housing professionals and
agencies. AFHCA also provides educational opportunities at each of its general
meetings. AFHCA acts as a mechanism by which individuals and agencies may be
certified in the areas of housing counseling.
A volunteer Executive Committee, elected by the membership governs AFHCA. The
Executive Committee and membership are comprised of housing professionals and
housing counseling agencies.
Fulfilling Our Mission
AFHCA achieves its goals by:
Establishing and monitoring professional standards
Providing technical assistance to its members
Offering education at its general meetings
Technical Assistance for
Technical assistance is a primary function of AFHCA. Technical assistance is
provided to members, key professionals in the housing arena, and individuals or
groups seeking to develop a housing counseling program.
AFHCA has access to a State-of-the-Art Housing Resource Guide. This manual
provides an unsurpassed educational tool and reference for housing
Strength of an Alabama
The opportunity to improve skills. exchange information and network with other
housing professionals is provided to attendees of all meetings. When the
educational segment is attended in full, CEUs are awarded for that segment.
Through AFHCA, state organizations are provided guidance and support to maintain
their professional standards. AFHCA refers itsí members to NAHCA which is the
resource center to answer all their technical questions and provide advice about
Core Beliefs & Standards
AFHCA supports and advocates for the provision of comprehensive housing
counseling services that empower all housing consumers to obtain and
maintain decent, safe, and affordable housing.
AFHCA affirms their support for all efforts which raise the level of
professionalism in the housing counseling field.
AFHCA pledges to develop and implement standards of excellence in
comprehensive housing counseling education, mainly through training.
AFHCA is committed to providing knowledge to the client/consumer in order
that they be able to make the best informed decision possible regarding
their housing needs.
AFHCA promotes access to comprehensive housing counseling for all housing
consumers regardless of their ability to pay.
The housing counseling professional/agency pledges to uphold the dignity and
honor of the profession at all times.
The professional/agency will seek and coordinate existing resources and
assistance to insure the highest level of services
The professional/agency will accept all that seek assistance, but will not
allow the demand to compromise the quality of services rendered.
The professional/agency will at all times protect the client's right to
privacy and confidentiality.
The professional/agency will provide services to all persons regardless of
race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status,
handicap or familial status.