NCRC's National Training Academy will be hosting the Orlando Training Series On January 30-February 3, 2017. During this event, comprehensive housing counseling trainings will be offered to improve and standardize the quality of counseling to better assist consumers in making informed housing choices.

For more information on the trainings being offered at this event please see below:

HC113: Preparing Housing Counselors for the HUD Certification Exam

January 30-February 3, 2017

This course is designed to provide housing counseling practitioners with tools and strategies in preparation for sitting for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certification exam.

This training has been updated to reflect the recent modifications republished in July 2016 regarding updated mortgage regulations and lender disclosure requirements, including information about the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.

The core topics that will be discussed during this training are:

1. Financial Management/Budget

2. Housing Affordability/ Renting VS. Buying

3. Fair Housing/ History and Overview

4. Homeownership/ Pre-Purchase

5. Avoiding Foreclosure/ Retention Options

6. Tenancy/Obtaining and Maintaining Tenancy

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HC109: Foreclosure Intervention

January 30-February 3, 2017

​This course will also provide tools for planning and conducting efficient investigations through interviews, document reviews, site visits, and formal discovery processes.

This course will provide practical organizational tools to aid you in case management. It will help you organize your thoughts and documents for every file from intake through determination. It will help you decide whether you’re working with homeowners who can reasonably sustain making payments after intervention or if transition options should be explored.

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to:

• Determine where a homeowner is in the foreclosure process.

• Evaluate homeowners for relevant home retention options.

• Stabilize and assist clients through transition options.

• Provide efficient and effective housing counseling services.

• Know the difference between loss mitigation and foreclosure intervention.

• Understand how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules apply to foreclosure interventions.

• Effectively analyze and appeal unfavorable determinations.

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FH201: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

January 30-31, 2017

In this two-day training, housing counselors and housing professionals will learn about the exciting new opportunities the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule offers in creating inclusive communities. Additionally, participants will learn about their fair housing obligations as housing professionals, and the responsibilities of federal fund recipients and community leaders under the new AFFH rule.

This course will focus on housing counselors’ and housing professionals’ responsibility to reach out, serve, and help protect individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, or who are within a protected class of the Fair Housing Act. Participants will learn how the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) planning process can be used as a powerful tool in creating inclusive communities and affordable, asset-rich housing choices. Every public and private agency that receives housing counseling funding, Community Development Block Grant funds, FHIP or FHAP funds, public housing funding, HOME funds, or related support from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has an obligation to “affirmatively further fair housing.” Participants will gain practical tools and strategies to work within their communities to end discrimination and build inclusive communities.

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​HC117: Counseling on Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

January 30-31, 2017

Attendees will be introduced to the availability of Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, and other disaster resources and tools.

Each attendee will learn how to utilize various disaster-related resources to provide services and conduct outreach events. Understanding your options will help manage expectations, mitigate further loss, and serve as a valuable resource to persons and communities directly or indirectly impacted by both man-made and natural disasters. Instructor will share tips, techniques, and best practices surrounding disaster preparedness and funding.

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HC111: Providing Housing Counseling To Homeowners Transitioning Into Rental Housing

February 1-3, 2017

This three day course will address the components of effective rental counseling, including the rental process, tenant and landlord rights, budget/credit counseling, conducting a needs analysis, written action plans and development of a comprehensive resource directory. Counselors will be educated on the current housing landscape and how to best assist families transitioning from a foreclosure or short sale. Counselors will be able to inform clients how to select rental properties based on their budget and individual needs. Counselors will also be updated on regulations, laws and/or policies relating to tenant rights with regards to fair housing, RESPA and HOEPA.

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Fair Lending and Mortgage Fraud Counseling

February 1-3, 2017

Participants will gain knowledge of fair housing and fair lending and learn how to spot and avoid mortgage fraud. Attendees will be immersed in lending and borrowing terminology and predatory practices of the past. Attendees will learn real estate cycles and how to spot trends. Analyze the pre- and post-mortgage financial crisis. The classes include recognizing scams, learning ways to preemptively stop misapplication of payments by mortgage servicers, and integrating best practice case escalation. Glean useful and relevant insights, tips, and techniques for finding money when performing counseling services and when reviewing previously served clientele. There will be ample Q&A opportunities and strategies for success in your housing counseling services.

This course will also go discuss mortgage regulations and lender disclosure requirements, including information about the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.

Register here!

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