Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc (HCCI)


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1195 SW Buchanan Street, Suite 101
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 234-0217
Toll Free: (800) 383-0217
Fax: (785) 234-4289
Email: hcci@hcci-ks.org

Terry Leatherman, President / CEO



Mission Statement: Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI)  counsels and educates all people to achieve their personal housing and financial goals.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends by appointment


  • Services available in-person, by phone or video conference and through classes with offices in Topeka, Lawrence, and Manhattan
  • Financial Counseling: Clients who are financially overextended due to job loss, divorce, medical bills or overspending can learn about their financial options. CCCS assists with budgeting, credit reports, credit building, debt repayment, mortgage delinquency, student loan payments, bankruptcy and reverse  mortgages for seniors
  • Rental Counseling: Tenants and landlords access counseling and education on rights and responsibilities as well as all aspects of tenant/landlord relationships. Handbook and forms available for a modest fee
  • HCCI offers a variety of educational programs.  Classes can be provided at business, organizations and schools.  Some classes are scheduled on a regular basis and others may be requested. Classes cover a range of topics related to finances, credit, home ownership, budgeting and rental issues
  • HOPE Program: Free HUD certified credit counseling, a personal mentor and free legal services provided for qualifying clients. Eligibility: Working families or individuals whose income is 185-250% of Federal Income Guidelines and who live in Shawnee County
  • JOBS Program:  JOBS offers skills testing, training, education, and placement for Topeka workers earning below their full potential
  • This program is offered by HCCI and Heartland Works and includes scholarships for qualified Topeka residents who want to increase their ability to attain and retain placement in work that pays wages and offers benefits that will support a family. Eligibility: Working families or individuals whose income is 185 – 250% of Federal Income Guidelines and who live in Shawnee County

Eligibility: Available to everyone

How to Apply: Call, stop by, email, or visit our website www.hcci-ks.org

Fees: No charge for most services, minimal fee for financial  counseling, modest charges for publications and some education programs, and donations accepted

Funding: Public and private grants and contracts; United Ways of Greater Topeka, Douglas County, Flint Hills, Konza, and Junction City-Geary; donations; literature sales; and board fundraisers

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