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The National Urban League (NUL) is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910, NUL spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today NUL has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 35 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact the lives of more than two million people nationwide.
Comprehensive Housing Counseling – a Signature Program of the National Urban League – empowers individuals to break down barriers and obtain economic equality through education and a greater understanding of financial tools and services. The goal is to break the cycle of poverty and level the economic playing field.
Comprehensive Housing Counseling provides free private consultation, assessment of client’s situation to determine individual needs, information and advice about various programs available to help them acquire and maintain affordable housing. Counseling Services are tailored to meet the needs of each family, and can address any of these issues:
- How to prepare for and buy a home
- Default and foreclosure prevention
- Money and credit management Home Maintenance
- Tenant and landlord rights