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    WHY CHOOSE US?

    Credibility where it counts

    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

    2020

    HCCI is an essential service providing free counseling by phone and internet throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

    2021

    Natural attrition of five long-time counselors due to retirement and career moves – new staff hired and trained

    2022

    HCCI celebrates 50 years in business since founding in 1972