As a HUD approved housing counseling agency, Clinch-Powell is here to help! Our certified counselors adhere to industry standards and are required to maintain HUD approved certifications to ensure that our clients receive the best counseling available.

Clinch-Powell currently has counselors certified in:

  • Homeownership Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Education
  • Post-Purchase Education
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Counseling Services Staff

Suzie has been with CP since 2008 when she came “home” after living out West for 28 years. She served two terms as an Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps member and became a full time CP employee in 2011. She holds housing certifications in Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Pre-Purchase Education, and Post-Purchase Education.

Elizabeth has been with CP since 2012 when she served her first Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps term. She served four terms before becoming a full time employee in 2016. In addition to community outreach, she is the primary High-Cost Mortgage counselor. She graduated from LMU in 2012 with a B.S.S.W. and holds housing certifications in Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Pre-Purchase Education.

Tina Layman joined the Clinch-Powell team as an Appalachia CARES/AmeriCorps member in August of 2022. She is originally from Jenkins, KY, but has been a Grainger County resident for 26 years. Tina processes all initial counseling applications and is the Clinch-Powell point of contact for assistance with the THDA Covid Rent Relief Application process.