Trainings & Events

Each year, we facilitate a robust lineup of trainings for nonprofit housing professionals, with a specific focus on educating housing counselors. Learn more about our trainings program »

We also host an annual conference, annual benefit, member events, webinars, and gatherings to educate participants about key housing issues and policy campaigns.

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Natural Disasters: The Road to Recovery – Virtual
July 17 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $60 | Register »

Housing Counseling Ethics: Navigating Moral Responsibilities – Virtual
July 18 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $60 | Register »

Housing Counseling Career Path (English) – Virtual
July 16–August 8 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $225 | Register »

Elevating Homebuyer Education in a New Era – Virtual
July 23–25 | 12:00–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $150 | Register »

Marketing & Sustaining Your Housing Counseling Program – Virtual
August 8 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $150 | Register »

Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program – Virtual
August 13–15 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $150 | Register »

Member Event: Communications & Development Coffee Hour (Chicago) – In-Person
September 18 | 9:30 am–10:30 am CT
Registration: Free | Request your invite »

On-Demand Trainings

Recognizing the need for housing counselors to have flexible and dynamic learning opportunities, we’ve launched our first on-demand training opportunity, Compliance Matters: The 2024 Definitive HUD Data Compliance Course for HUD-Certified Housing Counselors.

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Pre-Recorded Trainings

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Scholarship Applications

Housing Action offers a limited number of training scholarships for housing counselors who work for HUD-approved agencies.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Please submit all requests for reasonable accommodations when you register for a training. We will do our best to meet all requests, but to ensure that your request can be met, we ask that you let us know at least one week in advance. Questions?

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Many of our trainings are now virtual, hosted through Zoom, enabling participants from across the nation to join us.

Housing Matters Conference

Each year, we brings together as many as 350 housing professionals who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois. Our 2024 Housing Matters Conference will take place on October 17–18 in Bloomington, IL.

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