Upcoming Events

In addition to our annual Housing Matters! conference, Housing Action regularly hosts webinars, workshops, and training for housing counseling agencies and housing developers. Our member organizations also coordinate a wide variety of events related to affordable housing. Have an event you think we should add to the calendar? Send us the details.

Apr
20
Thu
HCO Online Made Easy @ Robert Metcalfe Federal Building
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join Housing Action Illinois for a hands-on training to learn to use HCO more efficiently and effectively. We’ll show you how to complete HUD-9902 reports, track clients, resolve error codes, use HCO to determine trends and highlight successes, and more. 

Learn more and register!

Apr
25
Tue
HO285 Transitioning Consumers: Counseling Clients to Take the Next Step @ Robert Metcalfe Federal Building
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm

HO285 Transitioning Consumers: Counseling Clients to Take the Next Steps

Many homeowners are unable to retain homeownership and thus are facing the need to relocate and make a number of tough choices related to their transition. This course provides practical skills to foreclosure counselors so they can provide a range of guidance and assistance to those homeowners who cannot keep their homes. In order to support homeowners in making informed decisions for their situations, course participants will examine options and resources related to exiting homeownership, relocating, restoring basic security and rebuilding finances. Referrals are vital for transitioning homeowners, and participants will identify local referral sources and how to access them throughout the course. This course also will explore regional and local program models and provide an opportunity for participants to consider service delivery strategies that fit their community needs and organizational capacity. 

The preregistration deadline is April 14, 2017.

Priority for this training is offered to housing counseling professionals working under the Illinois Attorney General’s Housing Counseling and Community Revitalization Program. Seating is limited. The event may fill up prior to deadline.

Registration Fee: $75.00

Registration opening soon!

 

Apr
27
Thu
Passive Architectural Design for Affordable Housing @ Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
Apr 27 all-day

Passive housing design focuses on building that is energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and ecological at the same time. This April, we’ll be discussing passive design principles at a day-long workshop with Passive House Institute US, Inc. (PHIUS) in Chicago. We’ll also dig into building codes and regulations, talk about financing affordable passive buildings, and hear about lessons learned from recent projects. Whether you work in development or finance, or are from a community agency or municipality, we hope you’ll join us.

May
12
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Chicago) @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? The Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA) will address these questions and help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities about fair lending practices.

May
19
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Wheaton) @ Dupage County Building
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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 now.

May
31
Wed
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.

The first 100 people who register for People & Places 2017 can get $100 off the Early Bird price using the discount code NACEDApeople100. This special $225 pre-registration price is only available from January 25-31. Early Bird registration opens to the public on February 1 and the price will go up to $325. This is the least expensive registration price that will be offered at any time.

Jun
16
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Ford Heights) @ Ford Heights Community Service Organization
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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 now.

Jul
14
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Woodstock/McHenry) @ McHenry County Building
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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 help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register here.

Aug
11
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Aurora) @ Joseph Corporation
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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.

Sep
15
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Berwyn) @ Berwyn Public Library
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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.