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January 2019

Saving Homes Through Bankruptcy (Webinar)

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can bankruptcy work in a homeowner's favor? Join Housing Action Illinois and LAF on January 29, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm for an eye-opening webinar on how bankruptcies can be used to save homes from foreclosures, property tax sale and other debt-related issues. Click here to register.  During the webinar, we will: Review the basics of consumer bankruptcy Discuss reasons homeowners should consider filing bankruptcy Outline the advantages and disadvantages

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March 2019

Counseling Clients with Student Loan Debt (Webinar)

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Housing counselors often work with clients weighed down by student loan debt and with families who are trying to decide whether to take out loans for a child’s college education. Many, if not most, are making these major decisions without assistance, which can have far-reaching repercussions. Long after graduation, student loan debt affects major life decisions such as what job to take, where to live—and whether or not it is possible to purchase a home. Since housing counselors see families…

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April 2019

Developing Protections for Rent-to-Own HomeBuyers (Webinar)

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As of January 1, 2018, would-be homeowners in Illinois are protected from predatory rent-to-own contracts by a new state law that created some of the strongest consumer safeguards in the nation when it comes to these situations. Housing Action Illinois drafted and advocated for this legislation after a resurgence of predatory marketing of rent-to-own contracts from largely unregulated companies that falsely promised homeownership to people with low incomes. During this webinar, we’ll cover: how we developed and advocated for this…

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August 2019

Tips & Tools for Taking the HUD Certification Exam

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Housing counselors must be HUD-certified by August 1, 2020—which is less than a year away! Have you begun preparing for the HUD certification exam? Are you anxious about passing the test? Join Housing Action Illinois and a panel of newly certified housing counselors who will share their experiences in preparing for and passing the HUD exam. Hear from Chris Samuels or Restoration America, Leotha Scott of CEDA, Henry Siegel of LUCHA, and Sandy Deters, ERBA. After a discussion of study…

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