The 2021 Leaders in Housing Counseling Webinars

2021 was a year filled with continual changes and National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) has worked tirelessly to help provide up-to-date information to keep you, the housing counseling community, well informed on these changes through our Leaders in Housing Counseling Webinars. Each webinar was carefully crafted to include industry leaders and subject matter experts who have lent their voices to help us in our endeavor.   While all our webinars are jam-packed with relevant information and tools, here is a list of some of our favorites: The Disabled Community: How Can We Serve Them Better New Changes to Student Loan Forgiveness Condos/HOA:  What Housing Counselors Need to Know Protecting Generational Wealth – Keeping the Family Homestead For your convenience, we have provided a complete list of all the webinars held in 2021, webinar presenters, and live links to get you directly to the webinar.  You can also follow us on our YouTube Channel or go to our website, where you will find additional webinars held over the years.  We hope you take a moment to view each webinar and please be on the lookout for upcoming Leaders in Housing Counseling Webinars.   1/14/2021            Forbearance and Foreclosure Updates Mark McArdle, Assistant Director, Mortgage Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Lisa Sitkin, Senior Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project 1/28/2021            A Conversation with David Berenbaum David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD Office of Housing Counseling 2/18/2021            Stimulus and Housing Counseling: Impact on Our Work Alys Cohen, National Consumer Law Center Joseph Sant, Center for NYC Neighborhoods Chris Krehmeyer, Beyond Housing Lot Diaz, Unidos 3/03/2021            Addressing Student Loan Debt Natalia Abrams, President, Student Debt Crisis Center Cody Hounanian, Executive Director, Student Debt Crisis Center Lindsay Clark, Director of External Affairs, [...]

We Need Your Help

Your support is NEEDED! Chairwoman Maxine Waters, head of the House Financial Services Committee, is asking for endorsers for her three major housing bills.  Please consider if your organization wants to provide an endorsement for each of these significant bills.  A strong showing by the housing counseling community is helpful.  Our deadline is 2:00pm EST on July 16, 2021. Downpayment Towards Equity:  This is a $10 billion commitment to First Time Homebuyer and First Generation homebuyers.  Grants of up to $20,000 and for socially and economically disadvantaged an extra $5,000.  Housing counseling is required for most of the grants.  This is the bill we have been working on and a major goal of the Black Homeownership Collaborative.  Your agency endorsement can be entered here. Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2021:  This bill provides significant funding for a mix of federal affordable construction, rehabilitation, and preservation programs, including additional CDBG funding for localities.  It also creates a national infrastructure bank. A summary of the bill is here.  Your agency endorsement can be entered here. The Endling Homelessness Act of 2021:  This bill phases in a universal Section 8 rental voucher program, which would mean that every low-income people person that needed it would get a subsidized, affordable rent (currently on a quarter do).  A summary of the ambitious bill is here.  Your agency endorsement for this bill can be entered here. Email me if there are questions.  Thanks in advance for all your help.   -Bruce   Bruce Dorpalen National Housing Resource Center bdorpalen@hsgcenter.org (267) 773-7210

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