GLCUs counselor becomes HUD certified

BANNOCKBURN, IL (April 26, 2021) — Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is proud to announce employee-owner, Jeannine Folan has received her HUD Certification. By receiving her HUD Certification, Jeannine is now able to assist anyone in the community by providing housing counseling services to those in need of assistance. HUD-Certified counselors can offer a wide array of services including counseling in foreclosure assistance, renting or owning a home, financing, credit counseling, and consolidating debt.

“I started in the financial stability field in Wisconsin in 2008 and this certification allows me to continue that important work. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have an impact on and lift up the residents of Illinois and Wisconsin through financial counseling and education.” – Jeannine Folan, Housing Counselor

HUD Certifications are given out after a counselor completes and passes a rigorous written exam issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. GLCU is among six credit unions in the nation that offers a HUD Certified counseling program.

“Great Lakes Credit Union continues to support the diversity in our communities and continues to focus on the well-being of all residents regardless of membership with the credit union.  Our efforts to onboard new counselors, such as Jeannine, allows expanded reach of our programming.  We knew that with Jeannine’s prior experiences and skills she would achieve her certification and I am extremely proud of her accomplishment.  Her desire to improve the financial well-bring of her clients showcases her true commitment in serving those that need counseling services.” – Steven Bugg, President and CEO

For more information on GLCU’s Housing and Financial Counseling services, visit our website at

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, GLCU is committed to financial empowerment for you. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve more than 80,000 members in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives and community development programs at


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