The Housing Counseling Training Digest is updated weekly to reflect training sessions hosted by:
- HUD Office of Housing Counseling (OHC)
- OHC funded training partners
- Other partners that host training sessions of interest to housing counselors
Please email email@example.com to notify HUD about upcoming training and events for housing counselors.
Content current as of July 26, 2021
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2021 National Homeownership Month Events:
Register Today: HUD Office of Housing Counseling 2021 Community Conference
All HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are invited to attend this year's virtual conference on August 9-12, 2021. Through four days of engaging and interactive sessions, participants will connect with HUD and each other on Housing Counseling Program updates and best practices. Register Today!
Federal Partner Training of Interest
Every Tuesday in April, this webinar series featured a panel of experts providing informational sessions on how you can help HUD-assisted families access and manage their American Rescue Plan economic impact payments.
- April 6 – Financial Checking and Savings Accounts for HUD-Assisted Residents
- April 13 – Engaging with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Centers for Tax Prep / Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
- April 20 – Predatory Practices Impacting Elders and People with Disabilities
- April 27 – Engaging HUD-Assisted Residents in Financial Empowerment
OHC Funded Partner Training Sessions
NeighborWorks Training Institutes (NTIs) are topic and skill focused classes with 10-30 fellow learners. Each NTI offers a selection of more than 100 courses, a one-day symposium, free after-course workshops on innovative tools and methods, and peer networking opportunities. Inquire with NeighborWorks about scholarship opportunities.
NeighborWorks Self-guided Courses
Self-guided courses provide a comprehensive overview in a variety of subject matter areas. The courses take approximately 2-4 hours of online time to complete, and registrants have 60 days following registration to manage the time. Participants will walk away with real skills and continuing education credits. All self-guided courses cost $195.
|July 27, 2021||Designing and Delivering Financial Capability Programs Virtually: How to Set Up Your Program for Success|
|July 27, 2021||Mapping Your Data with Tableau|
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition and its grassroots member organizations create opportunities for people to build wealth. We work with community leaders, policymakers, and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing, and business. NCRC’s National Training Academy offers state-of-the-art training and technical assistance online via webinars and instructor-led. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive training program that meets the needs of organizations committed to increasing access to credit in communities.
NCRC National Training Academy: Pathway to HUD Certification for Housing Counselors
- Small Business Relief - How to Navigate Funding Options and Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis
- Preparing for the HUD Exam Webinar Series
- Effective Strategies for Housing Counselors During COVID-19
- BIPOC, Money, and Mental Health Webinar
- Know Before You Go Webinar Series
- Developing Effective Communication Skills Webinar Series
- Virtual Homebuyer Education 101 Webinar Series
- Financial Triage During Challenging Times Webinar Series
National Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) and Housing Action Illinois created the National Housing Counseling Training Camp to deliver high-quality, in-person, and online education and training to HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.
The UnidosUS Learning Alliance (ULA) is a national training and certification program for housing counselors. ULA courses are developed in collaboration with UnidosUS Wealth and Housing Alliance (UWHA) housing counseling agencies located in major cities and rural communities.
Upcoming Virtual Training
|August 2-23, 2021||Financial Counseling|
|August 2-23, 2021||Foreclosure Prevention Part B|
|August 9-15, 2021||Pathways to Credit Empowerment|
|August 10-13, 2021||Financial Strategies for Seniors|
|August 23-27, 2021||Foreclosure Prevention|
|September 7-9, 2021||Methods in Effective Rental Counseling|
|September 13-17, 2021||Fundamentals of Pre-Purchase Counseling|
For registration questions, contact the Training Department:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1429
For content questions, contact Debie Baranchulk:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1019
Scholarships for on-site classes are available to those employed by a HUD-approved counseling agency.
|July 26-30, 2021||Rental Counseling and Eviction Basics Series|
|July 27-29, 2021||Diversity - You Can Be Part of the Change Series|
|August 18, 2021||Core Study Group|
|August 23-27, 2021||Assisting Your Community to Prepare and Recover from Disasters|
|August 24, 2021||Designing Online Courses|
Other Training Partner Training Sessions
Membership is free and all CreditSmart® webinars are free. Cost to attend other webinars is $50 each. Membership is required to register for webinars. Most webinars have a short online test afterwards to get continued education hours' credit and Certificates of Completion. To see all posted webinars, please go to the DRN Shopping Cart. At this time, scholarships are not available.
Free Recorded Webinar Videos
The Ubuntu Institute of Learning is hosting bootcamps and live question and answer (Q&A) sessions to help housing counselors prepare for the HUD Housing Counselor Certification Exam.
- HUD Exam Bootcamps ($50): Occur the second Friday of the month (12:30 – 7:30 PM EDT) and second Saturday of the month (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT).
- August 20-21, 2021
- September 17-18, 2021
- October 15-16, 2021
- HUD Exam Live Q&A Sessions (Free): 4:00 – 6:00 PM EDT
- August 10-11, 2021
- September 14-15, 2021
- October 12-13, 2021
The Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division is excited to announce four new webinar training sessions which have been posted to the Forms and Resources page:
- Determining Annual, Adjusted, and Repayment Income
- Credit Requirements
- How to Become an Intermediary
- The Role of the Intermediary
For questions regarding training please contact Tammy Repine of the USDA RD Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division at: (360) 753-7677 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Available USDA Training Sessions
FHFA presented a Duty to Serve Overview Video. The Duty to Serve (DTS) requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in: Manufactured housing, Affordable housing preservation, and Rural housing. Watch the video.
Learn strategies to enhance community and organizational development as well as successful capacity building for your community, organization, or business from HUD Professional Staff working with the Faith and Opportunity Initiative.
FHA webinars are open to FHA-approved servicers and FHA-approved housing counselors. A valid company email address and FHA 5-digit lender and/or agency ID are required at the time of registration.
For additional information, please email: email@example.com.
Virtual Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Workshops are available for educational institutions and will help nonprofits apply for and maintain their 501(c)(3) status.
Access the free, self-paced online housing course, Smart About Money, to learn about a variety of housing topics.
The Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN) training is designed to empower community-based organizations to better prepare for incidents with ten preparedness actions and guidance on developing disaster response plans. OPEN includes both a self-guided training and a downloadable instructor kit that guides participants on how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions.
FEMA offers free self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public.
FEMA also offers a weekly podcast on disaster planning. The FEMA Podcast is an audio program series available to anyone interested in learning more about the agency, hearing about innovation in the field of emergency management, and listening to stories about communities and individuals recovering after disasters.
Virginia Housing has posted training videos for non-profit agencies and consumers. Visit their YouTube channel to view all their current training offerings for housing counseling.