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 September 21, 2020
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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Training
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Non-Housing Counseling Trainings of Interest
The Health@Home webinar series consists of four webinars that provide affordable housing rehabilitation specialists and program managers with information on integrating healthy housing techniques into their rehabilitation projects and best practices from practitioners who have successfully implemented these techniques.
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.
October 27, 2020 – November 17, 2020
This first ever HUD-sponsored Virtual Training Institute focuses on the HUD Housing Counseling Certification and NCHEC Certification.
Each faculty-led training meets once a week for four weeks with additional self-study. In addition to the faculty-led trainings, participants are invited to join two study sessions and an OHC workshop led by HUD staff.
In partnership with OHC, NeighborWorks is offering scholarships to housing counselors to attend the virtual training. This scholarship opportunity is open to staff at HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020 and all scholarships will be awarded on or before October 20, 2020.
The following trainings will be offered:
- Compliance with State and Federal Regulations for Homeownership Programs
- Ready, Set, Prep: Tackling the HUD Counselor Exam Step by Step
- Homeownership Counseling Certification: Principles, Practices, and Techniques: Part 1
- Rental Housing Counseling Certification: Part 1
- Advanced Foreclosure: Case Study Practicum
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.
|September 23, 2020||Tenancy|
|September 24, 2020||Protecting Credit and Avoiding Scams During the COVID-19 Financial Crisis|
|September 29, 2020||Foreclosure Intervention Services During Disaster Recovery|
|September 30, 2020||Avoiding Foreclosure|
|October 1, 2020||Student Loan CARES Act Relief in Response to COVID-19|
Faculty-Led Virtual Classroom
|October 7-28, 2020||Creative Project Financing Strategies|
|September 30, 2020 - October 28, 2020||Building Skills for Financial Confidence|
|October 14, 2020 - November 10, 2020||Building Skills for Financial Confidence|
|October 28, 2020 - November 24, 2020||Building Skills for Financial Confidence|
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
|September 28-29, 2020||Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Counseling|
|September 30, 2020||Credit Report Basics (Explaining a Credit Report)|
|September 30, 2020 - October 2, 2020||Disaster Program Management: Designing, Implementing, and Managing|
|October 5-9, 2020||Fast-track 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.
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.
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.
|October 7, 2020||Take the Mystery Out of CARES and Stimulus Acts|
|October 13-15, 2020||Practical HECM Default and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling|
|October 20-22, 2020||Credit and Budgeting During COVID-19|
|October 27-29, 2020||Helping your Community Prepare for and Recover from Disasters|
|November 4-6, 2020||Student Loan Debt and the Effects of COVID-19|
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.
September DRN MembersHUB Series – The DRN MembersHUB is a 3-part online study group covering the HUD competencies. Cost: $25 per webinar, half off the regular webinar price. Scholarships are not available.
- September 22, 2020 – Fair Housing
- September 23, 2020 – Tenancy
- September 24, 2020 – Avoiding Foreclosure
CreditSmart® Webinar Series (FREE)
- Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
- Thursday, October 15, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
- Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
- Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
The Future of Work – Designing Your Online Course 4-part Webinar Series (FREE) – sponsored by JPMorgan CHASE
- Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
- Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
- Thursday, November 12, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
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). Note: There will be no bootcamp in December.
- HUD Exam Live Q&A Sessions (Free): Occur every third and fourth Wednesday of the month (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT). Note: There will be no Q&A sessions in November or December.
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.
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.