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Awards

Marilyn Stanley, executive director of Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., was nominated for and received a Patriot Award in recognition of outstanding support given to the family of a Kansas National Guard soldier during his deployment. The Patriot Award is issued by a division of the U.S. Department of Defense titled Employer Support of the [...]

By |2019-05-22T20:16:59+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Awards

HUD Standards Met in Kansas

Consumers are advised by notices from Housing and Urban Development that any agency offering housing and financial counseling must first employ counselors who are certified by HUD on or before August 1, 2020.  HUD-Certified Housing Counselors are required to pass a proctored examination to demonstrate competency regarding all aspects of budgeting, debt management, credit readiness, [...]

By |2019-05-09T21:01:59+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HUD Standards Met in Kansas

Shawnee County Jail inmate: Housing a challenge for those with record

As David A. Jackson sought housing earlier this year, he found few options. He ended up with a roof over his head — at the Shawnee County Jail. Jackson, 36, wanted to get a two-bedroom apartment, a stipulation that was part of a reintegration plan from the Department for Children and Families. His two daughters [...]

By |2018-10-09T15:53:40+00:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shawnee County Jail inmate: Housing a challenge for those with record

Anju Mishra, Certified Counselor with Housing and Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) has been selected as the Counselor of the Year for 2018 by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).

In accepting the coveted award given to only one outstanding counselor in the United States, Mishra said, “I work with an excellent team at HCCI and I am humbled and honored to represent counselors everywhere who are helping hard working people from all walks of life budget, reduce debt and build credit so they can [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:52:38+00:00October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Anju Mishra, Certified Counselor with Housing and Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) has been selected as the Counselor of the Year for 2018 by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).

Get out of debt: Bestselling author Mary Hunt to speak at Women & Money Day event Oct. 6

Bestselling author Mary Hunt will coach area women on debt-proof living as keynote speaker at a free all-day October event in Topeka. Hunt is author of “Debt-Proof Living,” “The Financially Confident Woman” and other personal finance books. After Hunt’s discussion on, as her book subtitle says, “how to get out of debt and stay that [...]

By |2018-09-28T18:25:57+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get out of debt: Bestselling author Mary Hunt to speak at Women & Money Day event Oct. 6

Junior Achievement survey measures teens’ financial concerns

Just half of teenagers in a new Junior Achievement financial literacy survey list becoming financially independent of their parents as one of their future goals. While that fact may give parents a moment of shock and concern, it can relate to increasing student loan debt and a weak job market in the past 10 years, [...]

By |2018-04-16T16:40:57+00:00April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Junior Achievement survey measures teens’ financial concerns

St. Patrick’s Day draws thousands to downtown despite chill

From emerald shirts to green mustaches, thousands of would-be-Irish painted downtown Topeka like a shamrock Saturday while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The day was packed with events, from Mass and breakfast at Mater Dei Assumption Church to the Great Topeka Bed Race and an Irish whiskey tasting, as well as live music and a 5K [...]

By |2018-04-11T21:02:59+00:00April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day draws thousands to downtown despite chill

Downpayment Grant Program Now Statewide

The Topeka chapter of Housing and Credit Counseling announced last week the statewide launch of its successful Take the Opportunity To Own program. “We’re so excited for this,” said Chris Burk with HCCI. “The Federal Home Loan Bank has been a great partner with us. For Topeka, we’ve been doing this since 1992. Now, we’re [...]

By |2018-04-11T21:00:41+00:00April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Downpayment Grant Program Now Statewide

HCCI Board Appoints Marilyn Stanley as Executive Director

Marilyn Stanley has been appointed Executive Director of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI).  In making the announcement, Robb Cummings, HCCI Board Chair, said, “The board appointed Marilyn as an interim director in December 2016 and the board continues to be very impressed with her leadership during this transition period.  We strongly feel Marilyn is [...]

By |2017-05-24T20:00:48+00:00May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HCCI Board Appoints Marilyn Stanley as Executive Director