Trainings & Events Calendar

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all trainings & events are virtual. 

Upcoming Trainings & Events

IHDA’s Illinois Rental Payment Program: How to ApplyVirtual
May 17  | 11:00 am–12:30 pm CT

Programs to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic are opening throughout Illinois, funded by a federal COVID-19 relief package that passed late last year. In Illinois, $834,709,843 will be distributed through both local and statewide programs to assist renters. The statewide program administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will open for applications on Monday, May 17.  Join us on the program’s launch day for an in-depth tutorial of the online application process for both housing providers and tenants, presented by a member of IHDA’s Strategic Response leadership team. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Free  |  Register

Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program: What Non-Profits Should KnowVirtual
May 18 – 20  | 10:30 am–12:30 pm CT (one session per day)

Disaster survivors need accurate information and lots of resources to cope with and fully recover from these emergencies. This class provides the necessary steps to follow as people go through recovery after a disaster. Join Housing Action Illinois and DRN to learn more about how to respond; how to work with clients/residents/consumers; how to follow up on things such as foreclosure avoidance, safety, insurance claims, and shelter; and working with resource agencies such as FEMA, the SBA, the GSEs, HUD, and others during and after disasters.

Scholarships: Thanks to a funder’s generosity, we are happy to be able to offer a limited number of first-come, first-served scholarships to cover the full registration cost of this training. Go through the registration process and apply the discount code SCHSPRING2021 at checkout to take advantage of this opportunity.

$100 (discounted from $150)  |  Register

What You Should Know About Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs)Virtual
June 22 & 23  | 10:30 am–12:30 pm CT (one session per day)

A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) is a type of reverse mortgage that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Home equity conversion mortgages allow seniors to convert the equity in their home to cash. These reverse mortgages are increasing in popularity with senior homeowners who want to supplement their income. Join us to learn more about:

  • Basic eligibility requirements
  • Loan calculations
  • HECM default
  • Housing counseling requirements

Brought in partnership with DRN.

Scholarships: Thanks to a funder’s generosity, we are happy to be able to offer a limited number of first-come, first-served scholarships to cover the full registration cost of this training. Go through the registration process and apply the discount code SCHSPRING2021 at checkout to take advantage of this opportunity.

$80 |  Register

Housing Matters: 2021 Annual ConferenceVirtual
October 4–8

After last year’s success, Housing Action Illinois will be holding our conference virtually again—and we’re rejoining partners to bring Housing Matters as part of Resilient Communities: The National Forum in 2021. We are collaborating with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations and peer associations from around the country to host plenary sessions with top national speakers and collaborative sessions, while still bringing Illinois-specific workshops on local topics with our state’s experts and decisionmakers. The forum will kick off with two days of collaborative national content on October 4–5, followed by two days of Illinois-focused programming on October 6–7.

Check back soon for updates.

Past Trainings & Events

2020

Member Coffee Hour (December 17, Virtual)

Evictions & Foreclosure During COVID-19: What Housing Counselors Should Know (December 8 & 10, Virtual)

2020 Housing Matters! Conference (October 13 – 15, Virtual)

HUD Certification Update with Jerrold Mayer (August 31, Webinar)

Fair Housing Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Tools for Housing Counselors (August 20, Webinar)

Vote Yes! for the Fair Tax: Info & Action Session (August 19, Webinar)

Counseling Clients with Student Loans (August 6 – 7, Webinar Series)

HELOCs and Other Liens: What Housing Counselors Need to Know (July 30, Webinar)

Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program: What Nonprofits Should Know (July 27, 28 & 31, Webinar Series)

HECM/HECM Default Training (July 23 – 24, Webinar Series)

Learning Curve: How Housing Counselors Are Going Virtual (July 9, Webinar)

Financial Management for Nonprofits (June 16 – 19, Webinar Series)

Fundamentals of Rental Housing Counseling

  • May 27 – 2, Webinar Series
  • August 3 – 5, Webinar Series

Bankruptcy: What Housing Counselors Need to Know (May 21, Webinar)

Virtual Pre-Purchase Education: An Introduction to Framework (May 7, Webinar)

A Primer on Virtual Housing Counseling

  • May 5 – 6, Webinar
  • May 13 – 14, Webinar

Just Housing Amendment: Best Practices for Housing Providers & Case Managers (April 22, Webinar)

COVID-19 Updates: Rentals, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcy Court (April 16, Webinar)

Rentals, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcy Court in the Time of COVID-19 (March 27, Webinar)

Dealing with Property of Elderly and Deceased Mortgagors (March 26, Webinar)

Community Revitalization Challenge 2.0 Kick-Off (January 23, Webinar)

Study Group for HUD Housing Counseling Certification (Webinar Series)

  • Daily from February 10 – 14
  • Daily from June 8 – 12
  • Daily from July 13 – 17

Latest Updates on Foreclosure in Illinois (February 27, Webinar)

Keeping the ‘Community’ in the Community Reinvestment Act

  • March 19, Webinar
  • April 1, Webinar

2019

The Public Charge Rule: What Organizations Serving Immigrant Communities Need to Know (December 10, Webinar)

Rights & Resources to Prevent & Overcome Eviction

  • December 3, Chicago
  • December 5, Chicago Heights

2020-2021 VISTA Host Site Application Webinar (November 20, Webinar)

#ILGive Series: Strategic Storytelling (October 16, Springfield)

Annual Housing Matters! Conference (October 24 & 25, Bloomington)

Study Group for HUD Housing Counseling Certification (Webinar Series)

  • Daily from January 22 – 28
  • April 22, 25 – 26, 29 – 30; May 1
  • December 3 – 5 & 10 – 12

Tips and Tools for Taking the HUD Certification Exam (August 6, Webinar)

Reverse Mortgage and Loss Mitigation (August 8, Chicago)

Saving Homes Through Bankruptcy (January 29, Webinar)

Counseling Clients with Student Loan Debt (March 6, Webinar)

Storytelling for Change

  • March 14, Mount Vernon
  • May 9, Peoria
  • July 18, Rockford
  • August 8, Hillside
  • August 22, Chicago

Developing Protections for Rent-to-Own Homebuyers (April 16, Webinar)

Fundamentals of Rental Housing Counseling

  • May 21 – 23, Chicago
  • July 16 – 18, Springfield

Dealing with Property of Elderly and Deceased Mortgagors (June 11, Webinar)

Marketing Strategies for Small Nonprofits

  • July 16, East St. Louis
  • July 18, Springfield