Join Prosperity Indiana, NeighborWorks, and this exclusive Indiana cohort of service providers for an online educational opportunity to stabilize Hoosier Households. 


Housing Counseling Works!

An Introduction to Housing Counseling Services

By participating in this course, learners explore the principles and applications of housing counseling from the industry's and the counselor's points of view while acquiring the basic skills needed to be an effective counselor. Learners are introduced to the principles of effective counseling, essential elements of pre- and post-purchase counseling for homeowners, and delinquency and default counseling. Learners are introduced to common client issues and effective intervention strategies. Learners are provided with practical tools to help renters, prospective homebuyers, and existing homeowners develop and manage basic household budgets, enhance their savings practices, payment schedule strategies, improve credit scores, and how to recognize and avoid predatory lenders. 

Delivered by highly-skilled professionals from highly-respected NeighborWorks America, this program is the perfect opportunity for Indiana practitioners to learn together, increase their skills, get questions answered, and implement housing counseling services.  

How this course will Improve Your Work:

This program will: 

  • Be a strong refresher for existing HUD-Certified Housing Counselors 

  • Expand the skills of staff working within HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agencies 

  • Improve the services of those working within the affordable housing sector. This included staff members of Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing DevelopmentOrganizations (CHDOs), homeless serving agencies, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), youth-serving agencies (LBTQ+, foster youth service providers), and agencies working with reentry populations. 

After attending this program, you will be able to: 

  • Get started in housing counseling services, 

  • Implement or improve financial coaching and counseling skills, 

  • Work with renters and homebuyers to achieve housing stability, 

  • Help homeowners keep their home. 

This course is designed to give the learners a comprehensive overview and introduction to Housing Counseling. The breath and depth of knowledge acquired by participants will prepare them to be able to take the HUD Housing Counseling Certification, but is not a requirement of the course. Participants are not required to work for a HUD certified counseling agency nor are they required to sit for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification. 

Registration Information


  • The program as limited space so please register by August 1, 2023 in order to secure your spot!
  • Participants are required to attend all sessions and complete all assignments to receive a certificate of completion. 
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for organizations currently participating in the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Please contact Erica Boswell at for scholarship information and approval. 

Cancellation Policy


    PI is not able to offer refunds for registration cancellations for this program. Organizations receiving Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program scholarships will be billed for registration fees if registrants cancel or do not attend the program. For questions regarding your registration, please contact Erica Boswell at

Prosperity Indiana
1099 N. Meridian Street, Suite 170
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
Phone // 317.222.1221 
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