Housing Counseling

Welcome Home Illinois

The mortgage approval process today faces more scrutiny than in the past, with lenders often requiring higher credit scores and larger down payments. Today’s standard 20-percent down payment requirement has proven difficult for many would-be first-time buyers in Illinois and across the nation. IHDA’s Welcome Home Illinois loan can help first-time buyers in Illinois who qualify by providing the down payment assistance they need to get into their first home, while helping to ensure it’s a great fit financially as well. 

Training and listening session with CFPB on new TILA/RESPA mortgage servicing rules

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office would like to invite you to a training and listening session with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the new TILA/RESPA mortgage servicing rules. A representative from the CFPB will provide an overview of the rule provisions that are most likely to impact distressed borrowers. This includes the following topics:
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Dirksen Building (Adams & Dearborn), Suite 211, Chicago, IL
Start Date: 
May 27, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Regional Convening: Housing Opportunity and Community Developent

The Regional Convening will be held at:
University of Illinois Chicago
Student Center East, Illinois Rooms A & B
750 South Halsted
Chicago IL 60607
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UIC Student Center East - 750 South Halsted Chicago IL 60607
Start Date: 
June 16, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

New CFPB Mortgage Servicing Standards: What Homeowner Advocates and Homeowners Need to Know to Make Them Work

How to Register (FREE):
Follow this link to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/147542622.
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Start Date: 
May 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

2014 Housing Matters! Conference

Each year, affordable housing professionals and advocates come together at Housing Action Illinois’ Annual Housing Matters! Conference to network and obtain the latest training and information on affordable housing issues. Read more »

DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington
Start Date: 
October 2, 2014 - 9:00am - October 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Call (773) 548-8859 for more information 

5401 S. Wentworth Ave, Suite 25 Chicago
Start Date: 
May 24, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Stay In Your Home Project

Call (773) 994-6670 x206 for more information 

Genesis Housing Dev 7735 S. Vernon Ave. Chicago, IL 60619
Start Date: 
May 15, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Save Your Home Workshop

Call (773) 424-0267 for more information 

Wrightwood Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
Start Date: 
May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mortgage Relief Project Outreach Event

The Mortgage Relief Project , which is part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network established by Governor Pat Quinn, can help you take advantage of programs to help you lower your mortgage, avoid foreclosure and keep your home. Learn more at your local Mortgage Relief Project outreach event.
Free housing counseling is available. You will also learn how to recognize the tell-tale signs of mortgage fraud.
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3300 River Rd (Room 120), Moline IL
Start Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Foreclosure Prevention Best Practices Between Housing Counselors and Servicers

Featured Panelists:

Cesar Escovar, Housing Counselor - North Side Community Federal Credit Union
Erica Zepeda, Housing Counsleor - Greater Southwest Development Corporation
Mark Seifert, Vice President Community Relations - OCWEN Financial Corporation Read more »

Chicago Comm Trust, 225 N Michigan Ave. Suite 2200, Chicago
Start Date: 
April 29, 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
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