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March 2018

RCAC Webinar: Financial Management for Your HUD Grant Part 1 of 4

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

This four-part webinar series highlights key components of a sound and effective financial management system for recipients of HUD housing counseling funds.  Using nonaccountant jargon, this series addresses both requirements and best practices for your agency when managing HUD housing counseling funds.  The webinar will be conducted by Judy Monteux, RCAC. In the first session, we will define “internal controls” and why they are the cornerstone of an organization’s financial management system. We will explore why and how staff at…

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HUD: Healthy Homes Webinar

March 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

HUD housing counselors may want to educate clients on healthy homes in one-on-one counseling as well as in group education. This webinar will cover how housing counselors can play an important role in educating clients about how to purchase, rent, and maintain safe and healthy homes when they: educate clients about lead-based paint, mold, radon, and other potential hazards in the home; make families aware of the laws and regulations that are in place to protect them from these hazards;…

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The Counselor’s Corner CreditSmart Webinar Series

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

One event on April 3, 2018 at 2:00pm

CreditSmart® is a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative that teaches consumers life-long money management skills and shows them how to get and keep their homes. Since its launch more than a decade ago, CreditSmart has achieved success in communities across the country, reaching more than 4 million consumers nationwide, with more than 44,000 trained instructors. Freddie Mac invites you to attend its instructor-led CreditSmart training series. These four web-based, information-packed events will prepare you with the knowledge…

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RCAC Webinar: Financial Management for Your HUD Grant Part 2 of 4

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This four-part webinar series highlights key components of a sound and effective financial management system for recipients of HUD housing counseling funds.  Using nonaccountant jargon, this series addresses both requirements and best practices for your agency when managing HUD housing counseling funds.  The webinar will be conducted by Judy Monteux, RCAC. In the second session, we explore the complex and often misunderstood topic of cost allocation and direct vs. indirect costs. We  address the confusion over the definitions of administrative costs,…

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RCAC Webinar: Financial Management for Your HUD Grant Part 3 of 4

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This four-part webinar series highlights key components of a sound and effective financial management system for recipients of HUD housing counseling funds.  Using nonaccountant jargon, this series addresses both requirements and best practices for your agency when managing HUD housing counseling funds.  The webinar will be conducted by Judy Monteux, RCAC. Budgeting will be addressed in the third session. We will look at the steps, components and staff roles in creating a budget as well as the ways a budget…

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The Counselor’s Corner CreditSmart Webinar Series

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

One event on April 3, 2018 at 2:00pm

CreditSmart® is a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative that teaches consumers life-long money management skills and shows them how to get and keep their homes. Since its launch more than a decade ago, CreditSmart has achieved success in communities across the country, reaching more than 4 million consumers nationwide, with more than 44,000 trained instructors. Freddie Mac invites you to attend its instructor-led CreditSmart training series. These four web-based, information-packed events will prepare you with the knowledge…

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RCAC Webinar: Financial Management for Your HUD Grant Part 4 of 4

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This four-part webinar series highlights key components of a sound and effective financial management system for recipients of HUD housing counseling funds.  Using nonaccountant jargon, this series addresses both requirements and best practices for your agency when managing HUD housing counseling funds.  The webinar will be conducted by Judy Monteux, RCAC. As a recipient of HUD housing counseling funds, your financial management practices must comply with the cost principles established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the…

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The Counselor’s Corner CreditSmart Webinar Series

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

One event on April 3, 2018 at 2:00pm

CreditSmart® is a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative that teaches consumers life-long money management skills and shows them how to get and keep their homes. Since its launch more than a decade ago, CreditSmart has achieved success in communities across the country, reaching more than 4 million consumers nationwide, with more than 44,000 trained instructors. Freddie Mac invites you to attend its instructor-led CreditSmart training series. These four web-based, information-packed events will prepare you with the knowledge…

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RCAC Webinar: Tips and Tools to Optimize Counseling for Your Clients

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a two-hour webinar which will include best practices; how to streamline workflow processes for time management; and learn tips and tools to use with your clients to deliver quality counseling. The webinar will be conducted by Donna Lea Brooks, RCAC. Register here.

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The Counselor’s Corner CreditSmart Webinar Series

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

One event on April 3, 2018 at 2:00pm

CreditSmart® is a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative that teaches consumers life-long money management skills and shows them how to get and keep their homes. Since its launch more than a decade ago, CreditSmart has achieved success in communities across the country, reaching more than 4 million consumers nationwide, with more than 44,000 trained instructors. Freddie Mac invites you to attend its instructor-led CreditSmart training series. These four web-based, information-packed events will prepare you with the knowledge…

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April 2018

The Counselor’s Corner CreditSmart Webinar Series

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CreditSmart® is a multilingual financial education curriculum and consumer outreach initiative that teaches consumers life-long money management skills and shows them how to get and keep their homes. Since its launch more than a decade ago, CreditSmart has achieved success in communities across the country, reaching more than 4 million consumers nationwide, with more than 44,000 trained instructors. Freddie Mac invites you to attend its instructor-led CreditSmart training series. These four web-based, information-packed events will prepare you with the knowledge…

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RCAC Webinar: Requirements for Housing Counselors

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Housing counselors play a vital role in ensuring their agency is compliant with HUD rules and regulations (CRF24 Part 214 and the 7610.1 Rev. 5 Handbook). This course provides an overview of HUD requirements and how housing counselors can easily achieve mastery through best practices. Come explore how to ensure that your client files and the data that you enter into your client management system meet compliance standards. Register here.

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May 2018

RCAC Webinar: Student Loan Debt Counseling Series – Part 1 of 3

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Do you have clients who are managing high student debt load? What if they had received your guidance before taking on that debt? We think they’d have better outcomes! Our class emphasizes preloan counseling and includes how to use interactive links and calculators to show students their best options. We’ll also cover the Free Application of Federal Student Aid, ways to reduce loan/college costs, cost of degree versus potential salary benefits, options to consider for financing a college education and…

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RCAC Webinar: Understanding FHA Loan Products

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Possessing a strong grasp of FHA products and how they are implemented is an essential component of prepurchase counseling. During this webinar, you will examine the basic framework associated with all FHA loan products, including down payment requirements, mortgage insurance calculations, qualification requirements and common underwriting scenarios using the 4000.1 underwriting handbook. The session will also explore other less commonly used FHA loan programs designed for specific borrower and property profiles. Upon completion, counselors will be able to successfully guide…

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RCAC Webinar: Student Loan Debt Counseling Series – Part 2 of 3

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have clients who are managing high student debt load? What if they had received your guidance before taking on that debt? We think they’d have better outcomes! Our class emphasizes preloan counseling and includes how to use interactive links and calculators to show students their best options. We’ll also cover the Free Application of Federal Student Aid, ways to reduce loan/college costs, cost of degree versus potential salary benefits, options to consider for financing a college education and…

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RCAC Webinar: Student Loan Debt Counseling Series – Part 3 of 3

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have clients who are managing high student debt load? What if they had received your guidance before taking on that debt? We think they’d have better outcomes! Our class emphasizes preloan counseling and includes how to use interactive links and calculators to show students their best options. We’ll also cover the Free Application of Federal Student Aid, ways to reduce loan/college costs, cost of degree versus potential salary benefits, options to consider for financing a college education and…

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RCAC Webinar: Best practices in the Home Inspection Process

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A required element of homebuyer education revolves around the importance of a home inspection. This webinar will help counselors understand how the home inspection industry is regulated, guide consumers to selecting a qualified home inspector, advise consumers on the importance of participating during the actual inspection appointment, and, using a framework based on HUD’s Healthy Homes initiative, evaluate the findings to determine if the subject property will provide safe and sustainable housing for them and their families. The session will…

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June 2018

The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: How to Fund Your Program

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Funding is needed for all types of programs and services. This webinar will help practitioners identify and effectively show their need for funding. One of the common mistakes found in grant proposals is the lack of demonstration of the need to fund the project and the impact on the community if the project is not funded. Laura Royer with The Royer Consultancy will help you learn how to develop a strong situation analysis, including properly identifying the target audience and…

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July 2018

The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Bankruptcy Basics

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Although personal bankruptcy filings have decreased every year since 2013, the count is still high. Are you working with clients who are contemplating filing or who are already in bankruptcy?  This session will cover the types of bankruptcy and filing requirements, how bankruptcy can affect state court proceedings such as foreclosure and garnishment, the potentially parallel paths of loss mitigation and bankruptcy, legislative issues around bankruptcy, and helping your clients through life after bankruptcy.  This class provides a basic refresher on…

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The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Demystifying Student Loan Counseling

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While student loans allow consumers to pursue a higher education, the cost continues to increase. Student loan debt has doubled since the Great Recession to nearly $1.4 trillion.  A report released by the Urban Institute found that in 2015-2016, graduate students, including those pursuing professional degrees, accounted for 38 percent of federal education loans.  Millennials bear the highest student loan debt burden compared to any other generation, and with Gen Z close at their heels in joining the workforce; the…

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The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Scam Prevention & Reporting

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Credit repair scams, predatory lending, and foreclosure rescue scams did not go away after the housing crisis ended. In fact, they are growing every day. What kinds of fraud and scams are prevalent in the market? Do you have clients who have been victims? How can you help them recognize and prevent these adverse events? To whom can you report this activity? Come to this webinar and find out. We will cover current trends in the market, prevention techniques, and…

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The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Building Sustainability Through First Touch

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Nonprofits exist to serve. Whether you call them customers or clients, your organization’s ability to meet the needs of those you serve is central to your agency’s mission, longevity, and growth.  The First Touch program is designed to focus on the importance of quality customer service and client interaction. This 90-minute webinar will take a look at the importance of quality customer service and how you can improve customer interactions and enhance your counselor/client service by demonstrating empathy, patience, and…

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August 2018

The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Achieve Your Organizational Worth

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The nonprofit business environment is ever changing and becoming more uncertain and complex day by day. It’s never been more important than now to choose the right business strategy for building agency sustainability. Many nonprofits – and for-profits – are going back to the basics. This webinar is designed around Maslow’s theory of “Need” and we will discuss how to design a strategy for your nonprofit business that considers the five psychological needs of the consumer and the underlying drivers…

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November 2018

The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: HUD Housing Counselor Certification Update

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On December 14, 2016, HUD published the Final Rule for Housing Counseling Certification in the Federal Register. This rule implements statutory requirements that housing counseling required under or provided in connection with all HUD programs will be provided by HUD-Certified Housing Counselors. In this webinar, Jerrold H. Mayer with HUD's Office of Housing Counseling will provide an update on the HUD Housing Counselor Certification process. HUD presenters will also field audience questions at the end of the session.  Register here. 

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The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Cyber Security for Agency Managers

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hacking, breaches, intrusions…malware, viruses, ransomware. What do these terms mean? In today’s digital age, technology has advanced so far that it can run your business and run your life. And it can also ruin your business and ruin your life. Bad actors are wasting no time latching onto every single aspect of our lives to damage the public’s reputation, abscond with an individual’s identity and a corporation’s assets, and steal and reveal social security, bank account, and credit card numbers…

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The Counselor’s Corner Webinar: Achieve Your Organizational Worth

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The nonprofit business environment is ever changing and becoming more uncertain and complex day by day. It’s never been more important than now to choose the right business strategy for building agency sustainability. Many nonprofits – and for-profits – are going back to the basics. This webinar is designed around Maslow’s theory of “Need” and we will discuss how to design a strategy for your nonprofit business that considers the five psychological needs of the consumer and the underlying drivers…

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