NeighborWorks Training: Protecting Credit and Avoiding Scams During COVID-19


January 18, 2022



The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many individuals to experience financial hardships due to changes in income, job loss, and temporary business closures. The ripple effect of income loss means that many individuals may not be able to pay their bills or may go into debt which can negatively impact their credit.

These same individuals are also at the highest risk of scams. These scams prey upon the fears many have surrounding COVID-19 and may block access to the assistance needed for recovery. In this training, housing counselors learn how to best counsel their clients on the necessary steps a client should take to protect their credit during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The training includes strategies to help clients:

  • Prioritize specific types of debt
  • Establish a repayment plan that protects their credit
  • Communicate effectively with creditors
  • Pinpoint specific COVID-19 scams that are targeting them
  • Take measures to protect themselves and their credit

Register for NeighborWorks Training: Protecting Credit and Avoiding Scams During COVID-19.

For questions about this training, contact NeighborWorks at nti@nw.org or 800-438-5547.


Tags: Housing Counseling Program COVID-19