Housing Action Illinois is excited to partner with Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to present our Housing Counseling Career Path certification training program this summer.
The training will be a three-day virtual series. For the first time, we will hold the course during the evening to increase access for working participants.
Housing Counseling Career Path – Virtual
July 18–20, 2023 | 5:00–9:00 pm
Registration fee: $150
Is Becoming a Housing Counselor the Right Fit for You?
Housing counselors play an important role in stabilizing communities and supporting individuals and families by offering free guidance on how to reach their home goals.
Housing counseling services are often provided through community-based nonprofits that connect clients with a variety of resources and programming. Housing counselors coordinate group workshops or offer one-on-one advice on a variety of critical topics, such as being a responsible renter, identifying down payment assistance programs to purchase a home, and avoiding discriminatory or predatory lending practices.
In addition to helping would-be homebuyers realize their dreams, housing counselors also support people experiencing housing instability. They help clients who are facing foreclosure or eviction by equipping them with information and helping them understand their options.
Through this important work, housing counselors help their communities and play a part in addressing systemic inequities such as the racial gap in homeownership.
If you’re a student who is unsure of your next step or someone looking to change careers, join us to learn more about this rewarding profession, in which you help others achieve financial and housing goals.
What You’ll Learn During Our Training
In order to become a housing counselor, you must learn the basics of housing counseling and pass a HUD Individual Certification Exam. Later, you can expand your knowledge to help your clients on as they face different situations.
In our three-day training, you’ll learn the fundamentals of housing counseling and prepare for the HUD certification exam. We’ll help you schedule your exam, check in with you as you study and take the test, and help you connect with HUD-approved housing counseling agencies with open positions interested in hiring new housing counselors.
How to Register
Registration for this training is being facilitated by Moraine Valley Community College. Please call 708-974-2110 to register and tell them the course ID for the course you want to sign up for is CE5-137-452.