Housing Counseling Weekly Training Digest
View and register for upcoming Housing Counseling trainings sponsored by HUD and HUD’s partners.
Content current as of March 20, 2023
The Housing Counseling Training Digest is updated weekly to reflect training sessions sponsored by:
- HUD Office of Housing Counseling (OHC)
- OHC funded training partners
- Other partners that host training sessions of interest to housing counselors
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify HUD about upcoming training and events for housing counselors.
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HUD's Office of Housing Counseling Training and Events
OHC Funded Partner Training Sessions
Housing Action Illinois (HAI) is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois. HAI helps housing nonprofit staff and housing counselors get updates, build skills and knowledge, and network to help better serve communities.
For information on training sessions, contact Housing Action Illinois via email or view the training calendar.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions
|March 21, 28, & April 4, 2023||Fair Housing Rights & Obligations: Tools for Housing Counselors|
|March 23, 2023||Predatory Lending|
|April 11–13, 2023||Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program: What Nonprofits Should Know|
|April 13, 2023||7th Annual Toast to Housing Justice|
|April 18–20 & 25–27, 2023||Housing Counseling Career Path (English)|
|May 9–10, 2023||What You Should Know About Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM)|
|May 23–24, 2023||Foreclosure 101|
|June 6–8, 2023||Creating a Results-Driven Financial Coaching Program|
|June 20–22 & 27–29, 2023||Housing Counseling Career Path (Spanish)|
Save the Date: Housing Matters Conference - October 19-20, 2023
Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together 250+ housing professionals who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our communities better.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) 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’s new learning management system is live! This new system is designed with the housing counselor in mind, offering a more robust experience for every kind of learner. View instructions on how to access the learning management system. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions
|March 21, 2023||Emotional Intelligence: The Number One Factor To Success in Diverse Settings|
|April 3-4, 2023||Racial Equity: A Journey of Understanding and Action|
|April 10-14, 2023||Fast Track To Certification|
|April 11, 2023||Understanding the Drivers of Cultural Change|
|April 25, 2023||Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions – The BIPOC Experience|
March 29-30, 2023: Just Economy Conference 2023
The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, business, foundation, policy, and government leaders who want a nation that not only promises but delivers opportunities for all Americans to build wealth and live well. National and local luminaries, visionaries and changemakers gather to network, share ideas, learn, and ask hard questions to chart out a better future. Register today!
NSC through NACA’s Economic Justice & Advocacy Center (NEJAC), equips housing counselors and affiliate HBCUs nationwide with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive housing counseling to their communities, and to prepare HBCU students and alumni to compete for jobs in the housing industry.
For more information, visit the NEJAC website or call (425) 602-6222.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions
|April 10-14, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|April 24-28, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|May 9-11, 2023||Rental Housing Counseling & Foreclosure Prevention Training|
|May 15-19, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|June 7-9, 2023||Pre-Purchase Counseling Training|
|June 12-16, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|June 26-30, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|July 17-21, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|August 14-18, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|August 23-25, 2023||Pre-Purchase Counseling Training|
|August 28 - September 1, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|September 11-15, 2023||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
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.
View NeighborWorks Resources for Natural Disaster Relief.
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.
View more information about self-guided courses.
Save the Date: San Francisco NeighborWorks Training Institute - May 1-5, 2023
This in-person training features peer networking, courses, and workshops to help build the skills you need to address not only today’s community development challenges, but also to anticipate tomorrow’s. Participants will leave energized, inspired and ready to return home with a “to-do” list. Registration Coming Soon.
RCAC expands the knowledge base of the rural public through education and training. RCAC's training expertise is in technical, financial, and administrative issues that affect rural communities. Training sessions are available to those employed by a HUD-approved counseling agency.
For registration questions, contact the Training Department: Phone: (916) 447-9832 x1429 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For content questions, please email HCTrainings@rcac.org. Please review the session registration page for tuition and scholarship information. Scholarships are available at times to HUD approved counseling agency staff. There are no scholarships available to “for-profit” agencies. View more information on registration, fees, or scholarships. View the training calendar.
|March 21-23, 2023||Government Backed Loans 2-Part Series|
|March 27-31, 2023||USDA 502 Direct Loan Application Packaging Training|
|April 20, 2023||Credit Counseling 2-Part Series en Espanol|
Tribal Housing Excellence Academy 2022-2024 Class
This 3-year initiative works with innovative native organizations in the rural west to increase housing built on native lands. Join Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) grantees, such as Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE), Housing Authorities, and Departments. Learn and apply best practices for managing the housing development process, including Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG), Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants (NHHBG) and other funding. Applicants in rural AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY, ND, SD, MN, or WI are eligible. Register Today!
The Ubuntu Institute of Learning is hosts bootcamps and live question and answer (Q&A) sessions to help housing counselors prepare for the HUD Housing Counselor Certification Exam.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions
|March 23 - April 27, 2023||Six-Week Hybrid Exam Prep Course|
|April 11, 2023||Practice Exam Deconstructed - April|
|April 18–20, 2023||HUD Exam Bootcamp|
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.
Contact email@example.com for more information. Apply for a scholarship. Sign up for UnidosUS listserv messages.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions
|March 27, 2023||How to Build a Credit Building Program|
|March 30, 2023||Financial Capability Design for Program Managers|
|April 25, 2023||The Psychology of Money and Your Clients|
|April 27, 2023||Predatory Lending|
View the training calendar to register for other upcoming training sessions.
Other 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 Impact of Trauma on Counselors and the Clients
HUD Certification Exam Calculations
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.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau's Census Academy training hub posts video resources and hosts webinars to help users learn data skills. View Upcoming Webinars to view and attend their current training offerings.
Access the free, self-paced online housing course, Smart About Money, to learn about a variety of housing topics.
CFPB Financial Education Exchange (FinEx) is a place where financial educators, practitioners, counselors, researchers, and others can share information and best practices, learn from one another, advance their work, and see what CFPB is doing to help consumers.
For more information on training sessions, visit the CFPB FinEx.
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.
The OCC's Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, initiatives, resources and events and training.
ASC provides federal oversight of state appraiser and appraisal management company (AMC) regulatory programs.
For more information on upcoming events, visit ASC's meetings page.
NCSHA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to advance, through advocacy and education, the efforts of the nation’s state HFAs and their partners to provide affordable housing to those who need it.
- March 27-29, 2023 | Washington, DC: 2023 Legislative Conference: Come to Washington, DC, at this pivotal moment in housing policy history to help NCSHA educate your legislators about the impact of federal housing programs in your state and the need to expand housing resources.
Virginia Housing has posted training videos for nonprofit agencies and consumers. Visit their YouTube channel to view all their current training offerings for housing counseling.
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.
- COVID-19 Recovery Loss Mitigation Options Webinar
- Carta al Acreedor Hipotecario 2021-18 Sobre Opciones de Mitigación de Recuperación de Pérdidas Causadas por el COVID-19
View upcoming Single Family Housing events and training sessions.
For additional information, please email: email@example.com.
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.
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.
JCHS hosts seminars, lectures, and panel discussions to bring together housing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.
- March 21, 2023: Housing Finance & Social Equity: Learning From Ginnie Mae
- March 23, 2023: Improving America's Housing 2023
- March 28, 2023: 22nd Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture: Where Is The Architecture? Finding Design And Community Amidst Constraints
- March 31, 2023: How To See The Housing Sector: The Roots Of The US Housing Data Ecosystem
- April 21, 2023: Landlords, Potential Tenants, And Access To Criminal Records Information