Happy Home Academy
The exterior of the HRA building in City Folk
Inside the HRA building in City Folk
|Services||House evaluations |
Model room[nb 2]
|Opening Hours||9 AM – 9 PM|
The Happy Home Academy (HHA), known as the Happy Room Academy (HRA) prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is a housing association in the Animal Crossing series that evaluates and scores the player's house. The house is scored based on the items placed in the players house, with certain types of items worth more than others, and some offering point bonuses. When the HHA evaluates the player's home, it sends the player a letter containing their score and advice on how to improve it; if the player reaches certain score thresholds, the HHA will send them unique items.
In games prior to Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Happy Home Academy is unseen, but in City Folk, it appears as a building operated by Lyle; Lyle also runs the HHA in New Leaf from within Nook's Homes.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Rewards
- 3 Staff
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Names in other languages
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Notes
In Animal Crossing
In Animal Crossing, Tom Nook asks the player to sign up for the Happy Room Academy after they complete their part-time job. Afterward, the HRA will send them a welcome letter and will evaluate their home each day if the player modified their house the previous day. If the player reaches 70,000 and 100,000 points, the HRA will congratulate them by sending the House Model and Manor Model, respectively. The HRA does not score the player's basement.
- Clothing, umbrellas, bugs, or fish: 3 points
- Furniture, wallpaper, or flooring from Tom Nook's store: 51 points
- Standalone fossils: 300 points
- Furniture exclusive to Crazy Redd's, from igloo campers, from tent campers, from Gulliver, or from Tortimer (reorderable only); wallpaper from Wendell, flooring from Saharah: 412 points
- Festive furniture: 700 points
- Gyroids: 828 points
- Snowman Series items: 888 points
- Mario Theme items, Nintendo Bench, Birthday Cake, or fossils from a group: 1,000 points
- Furniture from a raffle: 1,029 points
- Spooky Series items, Jack-in-the-Box, or Jack-o'-Lantern: 1,031 points
- Furniture from the post office, Tortimer (non-reorderable only), from the HRA, or the Museum Model: 1,111 points
- Harvest Series items: 1,177 points
- Jingle Series items: 1,224 points
- Furniture from Animal Island (except Baseball and Wario's Woods): 1,300 points
- NES games from Animal Island, from secret codes, or from e-Reader cards: 1,983 points
- Lucky items: 777 points × number of items
- Complete furniture series and either the matching wallpaper or flooring: 48,000 points + 4,800 × number of furniture items
- Complete furniture series and both the matching wallpaper and flooring: 48,000 points + 10,000 × number of furniture items
- Complete furniture theme and either the matching wallpaper or flooring: 10,000 points
- Complete furniture theme and both the matching wallpaper and flooring: 15,000 points + 7,000 × number of furniture items
- Complete furniture set: 3,000 points × number of items
- A table, chair, bed, and storage unit (not all part of the same series): 4,400 points (per room)
- A table, chair, bed, and storage unit (all part of the same series): 16,000 points (per room)
- Non-furniture item dropped on the ground or a surface: -1 point × number of items
- Diary dropped on the ground: -1 point × number of items
- Directional items facing a wall: -800 points × number of items
In Wild World
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the player must join the HRA. Tom Nook first asks the player the second day they go to his store. He will describe what they do and then ask the player if they want to join. If the player says yes, he will be delighted, but if they say no, he will seem sad but says that it is required. At the end of both he says Good luck!, signing up the player.
Spotlight items are worth +151 points. Those which are also lucky are worth +7,777 points.
In City Folk
On each Sunday the HRA sends players their evaluation results through the mail. If players do not want to receive the results by mail, they can talk to Lyle at the HRA headquarters. When players select "Letters", he will ask them if they want the letters to stop being sent. If they select "Please stop!", they will stop receiving letters (players can turn them on again by talking to Lyle again).
If players do not receive letters, but need to see how many points they have, they can talk to Lyle at the HRA building.
- Completed furniture series - 20,000 points
- Completed furniture series with wallpaper or carpet - 25,000 points
- Completed furniture series with wallpaper and carpet - 30,000 points
- Furniture theme flooring or wallpaper - 3,000 points
- Completed Theme with wallpaper and carpet - # of pieces x 3,000
- Completed furniture set - 1,000 points for each piece in the set
At the back of the HRA in Animal Crossing: City Folk, is the model room (a room theme chosen by Lyle every month that satisfies a certain theme). If no room fits the theme for the month, there will be no model room, and the area for the model room is replaced by an empty 4x4 room with a concrete wall and floor.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Happy Room Academy has been renamed to the Happy Home Academy and is now located inside Nook's Homes. It is still run by Lyle, and it functions in a similar way as it does in Animal Crossing: City Folk, but there is no model room. Instead, when the player pays their mortgage off, they may accept a theme challenge of a certain genre. Lucky bonuses have changed, and now include villager pictures of residents currently living in town. There is no complete theme bonus in New Leaf, and the Happy Home Academy does not rate the player's basement.
In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, after upgrading the player's tent to a house, Tom Nook informs them that all homeowners are automatically registered in the Happy Home Academy, which will send regular evaluations and advice. The HHA has no physical presence on the player's island, but instead it sends an evaluation by mail most Sunday mornings, which cannot be disabled, as well as congratulatory gifts when the player upgrades their house. It is possible to not receive an HHA evaluation some Sundays.
The HHA assigns the player a rank based on their score: either B, A, or S. The point requirement for each rank increases with each house expansion. The player will receive the Decorated Decorator Nook Miles achievement worth 1,000 miles after obtaining an S ranking.
- 6 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
- 10 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
- 15 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
- 20 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
- Lucky items: 777 points × number of items
- Wall-mounted furniture: 400 points × number of items (limit of three items)
- 4 or more furniture items from the same series: 1,000 points × number of items
- Complete furniture set: 800 points × number of items
- 3 or more furniture items from a the same category: 500 points × number of items
- 70% or more items in a room with the same color: 200 points × number of items
- 90% or more items in a room with the same color: 600 points × number of items
- Red, green, or yellow fêng shui: 500 points
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Lyle (Chairman, Representative)
A carpet used in the Happy Room Academy building in City Folk
A Letter received from the Happy Room Academy in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Names in other languages
- The music from the Happy Room Academy building in City Folk is reused on a TV talk show in New Leaf, abeit in a slower tempo.