Fiscally Sponsored Project

National Housing Resource Center


Bruce Dorpalen


Philadelphia, PA, United States

The National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) is the advocate for the nonprofit housing counseling industry, as well as for housing consumers, for communities of color, for the elderly, and for under-served populations.

Housing counselors are on the front lines of the American housing crisis, facing the flood of foreclosures, the difficulties home buyers experience in qualifying for affordable mortgage credit, the housing challenges facing communities of color, the needs of ex-homeowners entering the rental market, and the many scam artists working the housing field.

NHRC is mobilizing housing counseling agencies, networks, and Intermediaries into one united organization. There is a need to tap into counselors experience, elevate their issues and voices, and unite them into a national advocacy program. The nonprofit housing counseling industry is an important part of the housing market and, when properly mobilized, can help address the inequalities in mortgage, foreclosure, and rental situations.