Housing Connection Training

Save the Date!

The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) is offering the following NeighborWorks training courses in 2019 to our Housing Connection network.  These courses are available to any housing or counseling nonprofit, unit of local government, or community based organization that provide home buyer, financial education or affordable housing.

To apply for a scholarship, click here.

Date Location Course Price Registration

17-19, 2019

Monday - Wednesday


HO103: Lending Basics for
Homeownership Counselors 

This course is designed to
introduce homeownership
counselors to the basic
procedures involved in first
mortgage lending. Areas
covered in this overview are
loan origination, processing,
underwriting, closing and
servicing. Conventional and
FHA loan products are described along with brief discussions on credit scoring, appraisals,
subprime and predatory lending. Participants learn how to prequalify potential borrowers including calculating loan amounts and monthly mortgage


Register Here

18-19, 2019



ML120: Strategic
Thinking and Planning 

This two-day course
focuses on why strategic
thinking and effective
planning are vital to
organizational survival
and success. Participants
will learn about the skills
used in strategic thinking
and will have an opportunity
to practice these skills
through interactive activities
and case studies. Ideal
attendees include executive
and senior management staff members, board members, and staff members of nonprofit organizations.

$50Register Here

20-21, 2019



HO210: Practice, Study, Success: Test Strategies for HUD's Counselor Certification Exam 

Join us for this new 2-day 
course, designed by 
professionals who have 
passed the exam. Utilizing 
the HUD Study Guide, 
gain confidence and 
knowledge while learning 
what you need to know to 
pass this exam. Practice 
sample test questions and 
learn strategies with your 
peers as you prepare to 
cram for this exam. 
Learn time management 
techniques and a variety 
of methods to recall 
information for successful 
results. Note: this course 
focuses on testing strategies 
and practice. 

$50Register Here

20-21, 2019



AH102: Basic Steps of Affordable Housing Development

This course leads participants through the basics steps of developing an affordable housing project from site selection and project feasibility through development team selection to budget design and funding. It will provide a secure groundwork for new project managers as well as providing Executive Directors and Board Members a base of knowledge that will allow them to adequately follow the development process.


$50Register Here


What types of certifications do NeighborWorks provide?

NeighborWorks America offers a variety of certifications in various fields which are maintained by obtaining 10 continuing education credits every year, or 30 credits every 3 years. By taking a 5-day course, you will receive 30 credits of continuing education to renew your certification. A 3-day course is worth 18 credits and a 2-day course is worth 12 credits.

For more information about the different certifications provided by NeighborWorks, including the requirements to obtain or maintain a certification and the application form for each, click here.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Frank Duplechain at fduplechain@tsahc.org if you have any additional questions about scheduled or future trainings.