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

The Essentials of HUD Data Compliance for Housing Counselors – Virtual
June 10–14 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm CT
Registration: $300 | Register »

Communications & Development Coffee Hour –  In-Person: Springfield, IL
June 12 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm CT
Registration: Free (members-only event) | Request an invite »

How to Search for Housing in a Digital World – Virtual
June 18 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm CT
Registration: $60 | Register »

State Legislative Session Wrap-Up Webinar – Virtual
June 18 | 3:30 pm–4:30 pm CT
Registration: Free | Register »

Enhancing Quality Control in Housing Counseling – Virtual
July 9 & 11| 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $100 | Register »

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 »

Secure Spaces: Navigating Safety Risks in Housing Counseling – Virtual
July 23–25 | 12:00 pm–3:00 pm CT
Registration: $150 | Register »

Housing Counseling Career Path (SPA) – Virtual
July 29–31 | 1:00 pm–5:00 pm CT
Registration: $225 | Register »

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


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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