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 January 19, 2021
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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Training
Register for Upcoming Training Sessions
This webinar series helps HCAs prepare for rental housing counseling amid the COVID-19 National Emergency. The webinars include 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. The third webinar in the series is Partnering with Homeless Services Systems to Prevent Eviction (January 21, 2021).
Non-Housing Counseling Training Sessions of Interest
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) makes $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) response funds available to CDBG grantees. This webinar is part of the CDBG CARES Act Webinar Series which provides CDBG-CV grantees and subrecipients with important information on how these funds can be used to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus.
This webinar provides an overview of CDBG-CV with a particular emphasis on eligible housing related activities as well as a discussion of how CDBG-CV funds and other resources can be used to address current housing needs.
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.
|January 19, 2021||Explaining the Basics of the Financial Assessment to Your HECM Clients|
|January 20, 2021||Innovative Approaches to Building Financial Capability Programs|
|January 21, 2021||Remote Homeownership Counseling Amid the COVID-19 Crisis|
|January 26, 2021||Foreclosure Intervention Services During Disaster Recovery|
|January 27, 2021||HECM to HECM Refinance Counseling|
|January 28, 2021||Counseling Solutions for Vulnerable Populations and Homelessness Amid COVID-19|
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
|January 26, 2021||HUD Exam Prep - Part 3: Tips and Tools for Studying|
|January 27, 2021||HUD Exam Prep - Part 4: Pathway to Certification|
- 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.
|January 19-21, 2021||Online Study Group for the HUD Exam|
|February 2, 2021||Generating Stable Revenue for Your Nonprofit|
|February 9, 2021||Let’s Get Strategic: Your Nonprofit’s Revenue|
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
|January 19, 2021||Program Sustainability: Marketing your Non Profit|
|January 21, 2021||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.
|January 25-29, 2021||Obtaining and Sustaining Rental Housing Series|
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 PM – 7:30 PM EDT) and second Saturday of the month (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT).
- HUD Exam Live Q&A Sessions (Free): Occur every third and fourth Wednesday of the month (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT).
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.
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.
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.
- Online Study Group for the HUD Exam: Version 3.0: January 19 - 21, 2021
Review the key points of each exam module, share information, quiz on what you’ve learned, and ask your most pressing questions about the exam.
- Generating Stable Revenue for Your Nonprofit: February 2, 2021
Learn how to build revenue streams for your nonprofit.
- Let’s Get Strategic: Your Nonprofit’s Revenue: February 9, 2021
Learn about sustaining your nonprofit and how to build a marketing plan.
- Master Follow-up with First-Time Homebuyers: Creating Effective Email Marketing Campaigns: March 2, 9, and 16, 2021
- Helping Homeowners Seeking Loan Modifications: March 25, 2021: Save the Date
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.