People & Places 2017 Conference
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

Grow your access to a network of people who make places better! Attend the nation’s most diverse and inclusive community development conference on May 31-June 2 in the Washington, DC area. People & Places 2017 is brought to you by the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (Housing Action Illinois’ Executive Director Sharon Legenza is Chair of NACEDA’s Board of DIrectors), the National Urban League, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, located minutes from downtown Washington, DC.

Core Competencies for HUD Certification @ Wells Fargo Properties Group
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm

Are you ready to take and pass the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Examniation? Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) three-day course will prepare you for the exam by covering all six core topics that housing counselors need to be competent:

  • Financial Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Homeownership and Tenancy
  • Fair Housing and other Civil Rights Laws and Requirements
  • Housing Affordability
  • Avoidance of Rental and Mortgage Delinquency/Default

Tuition: $150 for three days (Lunch is not provided; there will be a one-hour lunch break each day)
*Some scholarships are available. RCAC must receive your scholarship request no later than May 15, 2017.


Questions about registration? Please contact Mark Wiseman or Christie Marks at or call (916) 447-9832 ext. 1429. Questions about content? Please contact Judy Hunter at or call (916) 447-9832 ext. 1015. If you have special needs addressed by the American Disabilites Act, please notify RCAC at (916) 477-9832 ext. 1009 at least three weeks prior to the workshop.

RCAC – Lending and Housing
3120 Freeboard Drive, Suite 201
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Reverse Mortgages and Loss Mitigation: What You Should Know @ LAF
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

What are the loss mitigation options for homeowners in foreclosure? What are their rights, and what can be done to keep them in their homes?

Join LAF Senior Attorney Ainat Margalit and others to explore loss mitigation options, their pros and cons, and the mechanics of reverse mortgages.


Fair Lending Workshop (Chicago) @ Metcalfe Federal Building
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? Housing Action Illinois is launching a series of free workshops in partnership with Associated Bank to address these questions and to help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register here.