CounselorDirect Announces Partnership with the State of Mississippi’s Homeowner Assistance Fund


IRVINE, Calif. – May 19, 2021 – CounselorDirect, powered by HOTB Software, a leading large enterprise software solution developer for federal and state governments, announced its newest partnership with the state of Mississippi’s Homeowner Assistance Fund, which provides relief and assistance in preventing mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing any financial hardship.   

HOTB’s SaaS platform, CounselorDirect, enables the state of Mississippi to streamline their homeowner fund allocation and provides them with a comprehensive software solution that simplifies providing homeowners with mortgage and utility assistance. The solution allows for secure operational tools and compliance processes to be observed all while ensuring homeowner data remains securely organized.   

The CounselorDirect platform houses the ability to handle everything from application, eligibility, automated underwriting, approval, cash flow management, and automated status updates. Additionally, CounselorDirect is providing the fundamental tools needed by the state of Mississippi to help allocate over $72 million from the U.S. Treasury’s American Rescue Plan Act to provide relief to homeowners whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the state of Mississippi on this important initiative,” said Jason Connolly, President, HOTB.  “Our platform will provide Mississippi’s homeowner assistance program with the necessary tools to securely allocate funds while streamlining their processes. This partnership is a strong testament to the success and capacity of our platform, CounselorDirect.” 

The Mississippi Homeowner Assistance Fund is allocating its funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and is providing funds to homeowners for mortgage and utility assistance. The program is working towards keeping individuals and families in their homes during the pandemic and is helping to ensure those greatly affected by the pandemic remained housed.   

About HOTB Software  

Having its founding in developing large and complex enterprise software solutions for federal and state governments which have appropriated more than $6 billion in program and assistance on behalf of the U.S. Treasury and over 14 state agency clients, HOTB provides the leading and most comprehensive enterprise and cloud-based business and compliance process risk mitigation software applications. HOTB software applications allow information security and governance professionals to reclaim control over sensitive, regulated and critical data through powerful collaboration, process, and automation. In an environment with more and more complicated regulations, the result of using our applications is fulfilling compliance and passing accreditations and audits with less effort, time, and expense.  


Jason Connolly