Trainings Calendar

Are you a nonprofit housing professional? Our workshops help you expand your knowledge and stay up to date on issues. Find other kinds of events on our general calendar.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all in-person trainings have been converted to online opportunities.

Upcoming Trainings

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

In this webinar, Jerrold H. Mayer with HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling will provide an update on the HUD Housing Counselor Certification extension, discuss recent changes to the exam process and field audience questions. On July 31, 2020, HUD published an Interim Final Rule to announce a pause to the final compliance date for housing counselors to become HUD certified. The pause will ensure that vital housing counseling services remain available to the nation’s homebuyers and renters, particularly those who need housing and mortgage assistance to recover financially from the effects of the COVID-19 emergency. The Interim Final Rule has been published for comment in the Federal Register.

Free | 2 pm – 3 pm | Register

2020 Housing Matters! Conference — Going virtual and national!
National Sessions: October 13 – 23
Illinois Sessions: October 13 – 15

We’re excited to announce that Housing Action Illinois is partnering with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) to bring you our 2020 Housing Matters! Conference as part of a national forum. Strengthening Resilient Communities, a virtual event, comes with a major bonus: in addition to our robust Illinois programming, you can participate in plenary sessions with top national speakers and community development leaders working on similar issues in different states. 

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2020 Trainings


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


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