Trainings & Events Calendar

NOTE: With the exception of our annual conference, all of our 2022 trainings and events will be virtual, hosted via Zoom Meetings or Zoom Webinar.

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The Housing Counseling Career PathVirtual
April 26, 27, 28 & May 3, 4, 5 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $150 | Register »

What You Should Know About Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM)Virtual
May 17, 18 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $80  |  Register »

Helping Clients Avoid EvictionVirtual
May 19, 26, 27 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm CT

Postponed

Helping Illinois Homeowners Navigate the Home Appraisal Process – Virtual
May 19 | 10:30 am–11:45 am CT

Registration fee: Free | Register »

HELOCs and Other Liens: What Housing Counselors Need to KnowVirtual
June 2 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm CT

Registration fee: $50 | Register »

Credit as an AssetVirtual
June 7, 8, 9 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $100 | Register »

Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program: What Nonprofits Should KnowVirtual
June 14, 15, 16 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $100 | Register »

Mastering Your Housing Counseling Online ProcessVirtual
June 20, 21 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $80 | Register »

Supercharging Your Credit Counseling ProgramVirtual
June 22 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $50 | Register »

Retooling Your Pre-Purchase CounselingVirtual
June 23 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $50 | Register »

Designing & Delivering Your Online Homebuying Education ProgramVirtual
June 28, 29, 30 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $100 | Register »

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Are You Okay? A Mindful Approach to Emotional WellnessVirtual
July 7 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm CT

The Fundamentals of Rental CounselingVirtual
July 13, 14 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm CT

The Essentials of HUD Data Compliance for Housing CounselorsVirtual
July 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm CT

Disaster Response for Housing CounselorsVirtual
July 22 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

How to Make Your Case for Funding Your ProgramVirtual
July 26 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Dealing with the Property of Elderly and Deceased HomeownersVirtual
August 15 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm CT

Getting the Most Out of Credit EducationVirtual
August 18 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Recovery After ForeclosureVirtual
September 8 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

The Housing Counseling Career PathVirtual
September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Annual Conference: Housing Matters 2022Bloomington, IL
October 20–21

Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together more than 250 housing professionals who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our communities better.  Concern for everyone’s health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic led us to bring our conference virtually in partnership with a national forum in 2020 and 2021, but we hope to return to holding an in-person conference in 2022.

Stay tuned for more details!

Past Trainings & Events

2021 Trainings & Events

2021 Trainings & Events

Speaking Up for a Strong IL CRA (December 14, Virtual)

Illinois Rental Payment Program – Round 2: How to Apply Webinar (November 17, Virtual)

Housing Matters: 2021 Annual Conference (October 4-8, Virtual)

Protections & Mortgage Assistance for Illinois Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19: Latest Updates (September 16, Virtual)

Lender Lunch & Learn for Housing Counselors: Second Federal / Self-Help Federal Credit Union (September 15, Virtual)

New Opportunities for Sealing Eviction Records in Illinois (September 9, Virtual)

2021 Member Meeting: Roundtable with State Legislators (September 1, Virtual)

Housing Counseling Corps – Writing a Strong Application (August 24, Virtual)

State of the CRA Under the Biden Administration (August 5, Virtual)

2021 KIDS COUNT Report and Illinois Housing Issues (July 26, Virtual)

Study Group for HUD Housing Counseling Certification (Webinar Series)

  • Daily from January 19 – 21
  • Daily from April 27 – 29
  • Daily from July 20 – 22

Bankruptcy: What Housing Counselors Need to Know (July 8, Virtual)

Making Connections: How Housing Professionals Can Support People Facing Homelessness (June 24, Virtual)

What You Should Know About Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) (June 22-23, Virtual)

Lender Lunch & Learn for Housing Counselors: Providence Bank & Trust (June 16, Virtual)

Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program: What Non-Profits Should Know (May 18-20, Virtual)

IHDA’s Illinois Rental Payment Program: How to Apply (May 17, Virtual)

Supporting Clients with Diverse Digital Literacy Needs (May 6, Virtual)

Fair Housing: Renter Rights & AmeriCorps Opportunities (April 14, 19 & 20, Virtual)

Designing Better Forms (April 8, Virtual)

Helping Homeowners Seeking Loan Modifications (March 25, Virtual)

Plain Language 101 (March 11, Virtual)

Master Follow-Up with First-Time Homebuyers: Creating Effective Email Marketing Campaigns (March 2, , & 16, Virtual)

Housing Counseling: Back to the Basics (March 3 – 4, Virtual)

Get Ready for Tax Season: Basic Filing Information & Free Resources (February 25, Virtual)

Housing Rights for Immigrant Renters in Illinois (February 25, Virtual)

Member Coffee Hour (February 18, Virtual)

Breaking Down LIHTC: Leveraging the Tax Credit for Your Community (February 17, Virtual)

Let’s Get Strategic: Your Nonprofit’s Revenue (February 9, Virtual)

Generating Stable Revenue for Your Nonprofit (February 2, Virtual)

Banks, Communities, & the CRA: Speak Up for a Better Tomorrow (January 19, Virtual)

Hot Cocoa Social (January 13, Virtual)

Banks, Communities, & the CRA: How Did We Get Here? (January 12, Virtual)

2020 Trainings & Events

2020 Trainings & Events

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 Trainings & Events

2019 Trainings & Events

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