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Housing Connection Training

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Every year, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) offers NeighborWorks training courses 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 education, financial education or affordable housing.

Housing Connection (originally scheduled for June 1-5, 2020) has been postponed due to COVID-19. For the safety of our attendees, hosts, and instructors Housing Connection will now be held as a virtual training event this fall! See details for the training below. 

 

Instructor-Led Virtual Course

Date Course Price Registration
October 13 - November 9, 2020

HO109VC: Foreclosure Basics for Home-ownership Counselors 

This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. A live online session is held weekly with the faculty and participants. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

$50 

Self-Guided Webinars: Phase 1

Date Course Price Registration
October 13-23, 2020

HO102el: Mortgage Lending Fundamentals for Homeownership Professionals 

Learn how to discuss your deal with private-sector lenders and present a loan package that will interest lenders and result in a positive review of your loan request. Find out what your loan package should and should not include. Discover how to best present your ideas to private-sector lenders to get them to finance your deal. Recommended for community housing development organizations (CHDOs), community-based organizations, community development corporations and others involved in financing real estate or business development deals.

$20 
October 13-23, 2020

HO130el: Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scoring

This introductory online course provides the basics of credit reports, credit scoring and how both are used by lenders to determine access to credit. Through interactive exercises and learning checks, you will gain an understanding of what a credit score is, learn how they are determined and be able to explain the meaning of information found in credit reports, including how to correct inaccurate information.

$20 
October 13-23, 2020

HO180el: Engaging Older Adults in Financial Capability Programs

This course provides tools, resources and referral options to aid practitioners in guiding older adults in; effectively managing their money, avoiding common scams, remedies for financial fraud, and living in safe and affordable housing. Additional resources, including resources and referrals for counselors and service providers and a listing of websites for the population will also be made available through this course.

$20 

Self-Guided Webinars: Phase 2

Date Course Price Registration
October 23 - November 9, 2020

HO208el: Building Skills for Financial Confidence

This course will help the counselor gain the most useful and efficient tools to make a real difference in the lives of their clients. Learn how to facilitate engaging and candid conversations around utilizing appropriate financial products and services, spending, saving, credit, protecting assets and maximizing income. Develop and build your skills in key content areas that will help consumers put themselves in a better position to withstand economic stresses and achieve financial prosperity.

$20 
October 23 - November 9, 2020

HO290el: Being Green, Seeing Green: Counseling Clients to Maximize Energy Savings course

The course first describes the many reasons for the green movement today, identifies ways counselors can incorporate green education , explains the various options on green lending products, provides energy efficient costs savings measures and then concludes with important information on ways non-profits can lead by example in practicing green behaviors and using green products at their offices.

$20 
October 23 - November 9, 2020

HO107el: Foreclosure Process Overview for Housing Professionals 

This course is designed specifically to increase your understanding of the basic concepts of foreclosure intervention. This is a beginner course that will acquaint you with foreclosure terminology, processes, concepts and techniques. Upon successful completion of HO107el, you will have a working knowledge of foreclosure intervention and the ability to direct at-risk homeowners to appropriate referral resources and outcomes.

$20 

 

Certifications

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.