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 firstname.lastname@example.org to notify HUD about upcoming training and events for housing counselors.
Content current as of April 12, 2021
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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Training
Register for Upcoming Training Sessions
This webinar series helped HCAs prepare for rental housing counseling amid the COVID-19 National Emergency. Webinar topics included an overview of rental housing counseling, how to use eviction data and tools, partnering with homeless and other housing programs to prevent eviction, and the impact of rental housing counseling on eviction prevention. Audio recordings, slide decks, and transcripts are available for each webinar in the series.
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.
|April 27, 2021||Counseling Solutions for Vulnerable Populations and Homelessness Amid COVID-19|
|April 27, 2021||Data Visualization Best Practices|
|April 28, 2021||Building Competency in Housing Counseling: Housing Affordability|
|April 28, 2021||Innovative Approaches to Building Financial Capability Programs|
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
|April 13, 2021||Building Nonprofit Resiliency for Practitioners - Part 1: Trauma Informed Care and Building Resiliency for Self|
|April 14, 2021||Rebuilding Credit - What To Do After a Financial Hardship|
|April 20, 2021||Building Nonprofit Resiliency for Practitioners - Part 2: A Financial Resiliency Plan|
|April 28-30, 2021||Foreclosure Intervention|
- 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.
|May 4-6, 2021||Pre-Purchase Counseling Training|
|June 1-4, 2021||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|July 6-8, 2021||HUD Individual Certification Exam Training|
|July 6-9, 2021||Pre-Purchase Counseling Training|
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
|April 14, 2021||Predatory Lending|
|April 19-23, 2021||Financial Capacity: Counseling and Coaching|
|April 21, 2021||Homebuyer Education Delivery|
|April 28, 2021||Homeless Counseling Webinar|
|May 3-23, 2021||Foreclosure Prevention Part B|
|May 4-6, 2021||HUD Housing Counseling Certification Prep Course|
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.
|April 12-16, 2021||Obtaining and Sustaining Rental Housing Series|
|April 23, 2021||Core Study Group|
|April 26, 2021||Quality Control Plans and Information Security Plans|
|April 30, 2021||COVID-19 and Stimulus Updates|
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 Upcoming Webinars
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).
- April 16-17, 2021
- May 21-22, 2021
- June 18-19, 2021
- July 16-17, 2021
- 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
- April 13-14, 2021
- May 11-12, 2021
- June 8-9, 2021
- July 13-14, 2021
- 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: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Workshops are available for educational institutions and will help non-profits 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.
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.
The OCC's Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, initiatives, resources and events and training.
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.