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Who We Are

/Who We Are
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Credibility where it counts.

•  HUD Approved
•  Better Business Bureau Accreditation
•  Approved and Regulated by the State Bank Commissioner
•  Accredited by the Council on Accreditation
•  National Foundation for Credit Counseling Member Agency
•  Approved to issue certificates in compliance with the Bankruptcy Code. Approval does not endorse or assure the quality of an Agency’s services.
• National Industry Standards Adopter

 

Key Dates in HCCI History

1972           Agency founded – named “Topeka Housing Complaint Center”
1978           Name changed to “Topeka Housing Information Center”
1983           Started business over after losing all grant funding for a year
1985           Credit counseling services added
1986           First year of United Way funding
1988           Name changed to “Housing and Credit Counseling Inc”
1988           Lawrence office opened
1992           Manhattan office opened  (2017 would have been 25th Anniversary – Closed December 2016)
1992           TOTO (Topeka Opportunity To Own) partnership initiated
1992           Homebuyer counseling added
1996           TOTO 150th home purchased
1996           Emporia CCCS opened in January (Closed in April 2010)
1998           National accreditation was received from Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children
2004           Legislation to regulate the Consumer Credit Counseling/debt repayment industry passed the Kansas Legislature
2005           Kansas Department of Corrections contracts with HCCI for re-entry education counseling and education
2006           Education Expansion began with 5 new programs
2008           TOTO 350th home purchased
2010           HCCI receives national PACE Award of Excellence for financial literacy education program
2010           HCCI receives State Ad Astra Award for TOTO Homebuyer Program
2012           TOTO 400th home purchased
2012           HCCI celebrating 40 years in business
2015           HCCI celebrating 30 years of credit counseling services
2015           HCCI receives Non-Profit Award of Distinction from GO Topeka
2017           HCCI celebrating 45 years in business
2017           HCCI celebrating 25 years of homebuyer counseling and TOTO partnership
2017           TOTO 450th home purchased

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