This course is for housing counselors with a minimum of one year of counseling experience providing one-on-one pre-purchase counseling to clients. Through hands-on applications, this intermediate level course teaches counselors the skills, procedures and content needed to create new homeowners. They learn how to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to address savings, credit and debt barriers to homeownership, and use the latest industry tools, including client management systems (HCO, CounselorMax), techniques and resources. They practice mortgage readiness assessment, prequalification, standardized income calculations, credit report review, action plan development, and other key counseling activities. HUD-requirements for file management, code of conduct, and operations guidelines along with implementation of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling are taught. Full certification in homeownership counseling training is offered by completing this course, passing the exam and completing the Foreclosure Basics course (HO109 Foreclosure Basics or HO109el).
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