Let's Make Home Happen

May 2018, Volume 6 Issue 11

On the Horizon

Check out some of the upcoming training opportunities available both virtually and in-person. Visit the Office of Housing Counseling’s Training Digest for up-to-date announcements on training, events, and webinars. If you missed a webinar, visit the Webinar Archives to access previously recorded sessions.

HUD-Approved Training Opportunities

May 15, 12:00-2:00 PM EDT

UnidosUS Training: Rental Counseling Webinar
Learn about a variety of rental housing topics including providing assistance in locating rental property, costs associated with renting, lease agreements, and landlord/tenant responsibilities.


May 15, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Webinar Series: Student Loan Debt Counseling – Part 3 
Learn about pre-loan counseling and how to use interactive links to show students their best options.


May 17, 12:00-2:00 PM EDT

UnidosUS Training: Disaster Victims Counseling Web Seminar
Learn about a variety of topics for counseling disaster victims including financial issues related to homes being destroyed and working with insurance companies.


May 17, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Best Practices in the Home Inspection Process
Learn how the home inspection industry is regulated and how to help consumers select a home inspector.


May 18, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Office of Housing Counseling Webinar: Press Release Tips
Learn the essentials of using press releases to communicate with the local media.


May 22-24, Troy, NY

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification
Learn about all six competency areas to build and/or maintain your competency for the certification exam.


June 5-7, Atlanta, GA

HUD Training: Region IV Part 58 Environmental Training
Learn the basics of the environmental process including the National Environmental Policy Act, levels of review, public notice requirements, and documentation/compliance requirements for all environmental laws and authorities in 24 CFR Parts 58.5 and 58.6.


June 5-8, Chicago, IL

RCAC Training: Keeping Housing Sustainable - Chicago, IL
Learn how to prepare potential homeowners to navigate the buying process and how to keep their home.


June 6-27, Various Times

2018 Building HOME Webinar Series II
Learn about the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, including the latest requirements codified in the HOME Final Rule. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including homeowner and homebuyer, rental housing, tenant-based rental assistance, and Community Housing Development Organization activities.


June 12, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series – Financial Management
Prepare for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination by covering all six core exam topics.


June 14, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification – Tenancy (Rental)
Prepare for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination by covering all six core exam topics.


June 19, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series – Homeownership & Property Maintenance
Prepare for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination by covering all six core exam topics.


June 21, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series – Fair Housing & Civil Rights>
Prepare for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination by covering all six core exam topics.


June 26, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series – Housing Affordability
Prepare for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination by covering all six core exam topics.


June 28, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT

RCAC Training: Core Competencies for HUD Certification – Delinquency, Eviction, and Default
Prepare for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examination by covering all six core exam topics.


Other Training Opportunities

May 22, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

The Counselor's Corner: What Every Homebuyer Should Know About an Appraisal
Review the purpose of the appraisal, the role of the appraiser, how value is determined, the appraisal report, and alternate valuation methods used in the industry.


May 23, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

The Counselor's Corner: Sustainability for Nonprofits
Discuss key challenges of financial sustainability for nonprofits, such as over-reliance on external funding sources, demonstrating value and accountability to funders, and promoting community engagement.


Jun 14, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

The Counselor's Corner: Funding Your Organization
Learn ways to develop relationships that could lead to possible funding opportunities, including seven simple steps to building a strategic funding plan.


June 20, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

The Counselor's Corner: How to Fund Your Program
Learn ways to develop relationships that could lead to possible funding opportunities, including seven simple steps to building a strategic funding plan.

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