Comprehensive Housing Counseling

Having trouble keeping up with your mortgage or housing expenses? Wondering if refinancing is a good idea? Want to get your finances and credit ready to buy a home? BCHA Housing Counseling Program is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that may help you with these and other questions about homeownership.

Our professionally trained counselors will design a case management plan to meet your housing needs. Areas of counseling include the following subjects:

Mortgage Default/Delinquency

If you are facing foreclosure we may be able to help.  Our counselors will help to resolve housing related issues by reviewing the client's personal housing situation. Default/Delinquency assistance covers the following topics:

  • Negotiating loan modifications
  • Bridging the communication gap with lenders and homeowner associations
  • Household finances/budgeting
  • Financial assistance (to qualified clients, as available)

To schedule an appointment with a Housing Counselor to discuss the options available to you, complete the Application for Mortgage Assistance form and submit to us.

In addition to meeting with the one on one housing counselors, BCHA is offering a Home Owner Preservation Forum, intended to help homeowners maintain homeownership and allow the comprehension of the different home retention and in-curable options that may be available for the participants. Workshops are held on a quarterly basis, Home Preservation Forum; on the last Wednesday of the chosen month  from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM. These workshops are free of charge and are held at the 4780 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. We are now accepting registration for the March 23th, 2019 Forum, registration is required. Please click here to register. If you receive a  message  that we are no longer accepting registrations; this means that the quarterly forum has been filled. New registration will begin in a new quarterly calendar.

First Time Home Buyers Workshop

The First Time Home buyers Workshops educate prospective home buyers and provide an opportunity to receive a Certificate of Completion on the following topics:

  • Discussion on the role of the buyer/seller and the various professionals involved
  • Questions to assess readiness to buy
  • Preparing for home purchase
  • Understanding credit, mortgage financing, tax relief programs, predatory lending and fair housing issues
  • One-on-one counseling session to address your individual needs 

The workshop is intended to help prospective home buyers understand the home purchase process and allow them to determine their readiness to purchase a home in Broward County. Copies of most recent household income: pay-stubs, SSA/SSI award letter, pension, Profit and loss statement and valid picture ID for admittance. Certificate will be provided at the completion of the class.  Feel free to schedule a one-on-one counseling session in addition to attending the First Time Home buyer Workshop to explore the options available to you. To schedule a one-on-one counseling session, check the appropriate section on the registration form.  (see link below).

Workshops are held on the second Saturday of each month from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. These workshops are free of charge and are held at the BCHA offices at 4780 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. We are now accepting registrations for the July 13th, 2019 workshop. Registration is required, please click here to register.  If you receive a message that we are no longer accepting registrations, this means that the current workshop has been filled. Check back here in the next few days to register for our next workshop.  

If you need additional information, send an email to or call (954) 497-4583.