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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
1992 TOTO (Topeka Opportunity To Own) partnership initiated
1992 Homebuyer counseling added
1996 TOTO 150th home purchased
1996 Emporia office opened (closed 2010)
1998 National accreditation was recieved 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
2010  HCCI recieves national PACE Award of Excellence for financial literacy education program
2010 HCCI recieves State Ad Astra Award for TOTO Homebuyer Program
2012 HCCI celebrating 40 years in business
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