Capacity Building

We can do more and do it better.

By providing training, consulting, and resources, we help housing organizations better serve communities throughout Illinois. Our experts facilitate workshops, share best practices, and provide one-on-one coaching to nonprofits so they can serve more families and help our communities thrive. Find our training schedule here.

 

We also advocate for the resources these nonprofits need to most effectively fulfill their missions.

For Housing Counselors

We support housing counseling agencies with training and one-on-one support, advocate for the resources they need, convene discussion groups, and facilitate the Illinois Housing Counseling Coalition.

Housing Counseling Intermediary

As a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary, we facilitate the distribution of HUD Housing Counseling Funds to a strong network of nonprofit agencies throughout the region.

For Housing Developers

We help developers network and learn from each other during discussions and trainings, and we act as a resource for nonprofit housing developers to call on when they encounter challenges.

Latest Happenings

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam FAQ

In December 2016, HUD issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program that requires that all individuals who provide housing counseling in connection with a HUD program must take and pass a HUD-administered certification exam. HUD Certification Exam Online...