The Housing Counseling Training Digest is updated weekly to reflect trainings hosted by:
- HUD Office of Housing Counseling (OHC)
- OHC funded training partners
- Other partners that host trainings 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 July 6, 2020
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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Training
Register for Upcoming Trainings
Non-Housing Counseling Trainings of Interest
HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) hosted a 3-part series that guides the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) on designing and implementing an emergency HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
OHC Funded Partner Trainings
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 Training Institutes
|August 17-21, 2020||Virtual Training Institute|
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 9, 2020||Zoom Meetings 101|
|July 14, 2020||Explaining the Basics of the Financial Assessment to Your HECM Clients|
|July 16, 2020||Zoom Meetings 101|
|July 21, 2020||Proprietary Reverse Mortgages – the New Wave of Non-HECM Products|
|July 28, 2020||HECM and the Non-Borrower Spouse: What Counselors Need to Know|
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
New training coming soon!
- 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
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.
|July 7, 2020||Pre-Purchasing Counseling|
|July 13-17, 2020||HUD Housing Counseling Certification Study Group|
|July 27, 2020||Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program: What Non-Profits Should Know|
|July 30, 2020||HELOCS and Mortgages: What Counselors Need to Know|
The UnidosUS Learning Alliance (ULA) 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.
|July 7, 2020||Rental Counseling|
|July 7-9, 2020||Methods in Effective Rental Counseling|
|July 9, 2020||HECM Default Counseling Webinar|
|July 13-16, 2020||HECM Default Counseling|
|July 14, 2020||Predatory Lending|
|July 14-16, 2020||HUD Housing Counseling Certification Prep Course|
|July 16, 2020||Homeless 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.
Other Training Partner Trainings
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.
HUD Competency Study Group Series
DRN MembersHUB: This is a 5-part online study group covering each HUD competency in five classes. Cost: $25 per webinar (half off the regular webinar price). Scholarships are not available.
- July 13, 2020: Financial Management
- July 14, 2020: Housing Affordability and Homeownership
- July 15, 2020: Fair Housing
- July 16, 2020: Tenancy
- July 17, 2020: Avoiding Foreclosure
- August 10, 2020: Financial Management
- August 11, 2020: Housing Affordability and Homeownership
- August 12, 2020: Fair Housing
- August 13, 2020: Tenancy
- August 14, 2020: Avoiding Foreclosure
July 6, 2020: Test Taking Strategies - HUD Certification Exam (Free)
Free Recorded Webinar Videos
The Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division is excited to announce four new webinar trainings 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 Trainings
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: 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.