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.

Scholarships: Housing Action Illinois offers a limited number of training scholarships for housing counselors who work for HUD-approved agencies. Unfortunately, no more scholarships are available for our August and September 2022 trainings. For scholarships for our November and December trainings, apply here »

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The Housing Counseling Career Path (Spanish) – Virtual
November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $150 | Register »

How to Make Your Case for Funding your ProgramVirtual
December 6 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm CT

Registration fee: $50 | Register »

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 are planning an in-person conference for 2022.

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Past Trainings & Events

2022

Housing Counseling Career Path

  • January 11-13 & 18-20, Virtual
  • September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Member Benefits Orientation (February 23, Virtual)

Basic Alternatives to Foreclosure: The Decision Tree (March 22, Virtual)

Triaging for New Counselors & Intake Specialists (March 29-30, Virtual)

The Ins and Outs of Mortgage Loan Modifications (March 31, Virtual)

Credit Rebuilding: Tools & Tips for Clients Burdened by Debt (April 5, Virtual)

Fair Housing Rights & Obligations: Tools for Housing Counselors (April 12, 13, 14, Virtual)

IHDA’s Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund Program: How to Apply (April 20, Virtual)

The Housing Counseling Career Path (April 26, 27, 28 & May 3, 4, 5, Virtual)

Helping Illinois Homeowners Navigate the Home Appraisal Process (May 19, Virtual)

What You Should Know About Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) (May 17, 18, Virtual)

HELOCs and Other Liens: What Housing Counselors Need to Know (June 2, Virtual)

Designing a Disaster Preparedness Program (June 14, 15, 16, Virtual)

Mastering Your Housing Counseling Online Process (June 21, Virtual)

Supercharging Your Credit Counseling Program (June 22, Virtua)

Retooling Your Pre-Purchase Counseling (June 23, Virtual)

Are You Okay? A Mindful Approach to Emotional Wellness (July 7, Virtual)

Designing & Delivering Your Online Homebuying Education Program (July 13, 14, Virtual)

The Essentials of HUD Data Compliance for Housing Counselors (July 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, Virtual)

Last Chance: Comment on Proposed Federal CRA Rule Changes (July 26, Virtual)

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: The Role of Housing Counselors (August, Pre-recorded)

Disaster Response Basics for Housing Counselors (August 4, Virtual)

Dealing with the Property of Elderly and Deceased Homeowners (August 15, Virtual)

Member Benefits Orientation (August 23, Virtual)

Getting the Most Out of Credit Education (August 18, Virtual)

The Fundamentals of Rental Counesling (August 24 & 25, Virtual)

Recovery After Foreclosure (September 8, Virtual)

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