Most classes do not qualify for CEUs/credits.

HECM Default Counseling Overview qualifies for CEUs/credits.

All other classes do not qualify for CEUs/credits.

Certificates of completion for each class will be issued via email.



Date & Time:
The Housing Counseling Summit will be held on the following dates and times:

August 13 | 8:30AM-5:00PM

August 14 | 8:30AM-5:00PM

August 15 | 8:30AM-11:45AM


*The daily schedule listed above is an estimate.  Please see the official agenda in the app after you have purchased the ticket.



Our annual Housing Counseling Summit will be happening in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 13-15. This conference will provide networking opportunities with housing counselors nationwide. There will be three days of classes offered. Each class session is four hours unless otherwise noted.

This conference will focus on providing networking opportunities with housing counselors nationwide. It presents a valuable platform for attendees to connect, exchange knowledge and establish collaborations. Bringing together housing counselors, attendees can benefit from a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, and expertise, ultimately enhancing their own skills and understanding of the industry.




• 15 Steps to Homeownership (All day class)

• Combating Unethical Property Valuations & Appraisal Bias

• Disaster Assistance Counseling in the Response Period

• HECM Default Counseling Overview - Certification Course (All day class)

• Fundamentals of Housing and Rental Counseling – Moving from Distressed Renter to Sustainable Homeownership

• Making Housing Counseling Culturally Sensitive and linguistically appropriate

• Navigating Mental Wellbeing, Stress, and Trauma in Housing Counseling Settings

• Resolving or Preventing Mortgage Delinquency or Default

• HUD Compliance

• Engaging Your Audience



Detailed agenda will be available after you register on the event app.

Tentative Daily Schedule will be:

Morning Sessions | 8:30AM-11:45PM

Lunch & Keynote Speakers | 11:45AM-1:15PM

Afternoon Sessions | 1:45PM-5:00PM


Keynote Speakers & Instructors:

We are pleased to welcome our featured speakers:

David Berenbaum | Deputy Assistant Secretary at Department of Housing and Urban Development

Chris McClain | SVP-Realtor/Builder Relationship Manager at Bank of America

Special Guest To Be Announced |US Bank



We are excited to introduce you to the following instructors:

Nathan Cieszynski | Contract HECM Counselor

Angela Letzig | RDS Housing Counseling at RCAC

Julie Chavez | CEO/Principal at TJ Group

Stephanie Gularte | CEO/Consultant/Coach at The Energy Advantage

Alan J. Nazzaro | Community Resilience & Disaster Planning Program Manager at RCAC

Sidra Goldwater | Advisor, Disaster Recovery & Resilience at Fannie Mae

Nick Chellsen | Housing Counseling Program Coordinator at RCAC


See more details about our speakers and instructors within the app after you register.



Complimentary breakfast will be provided to registered hotel guests each morning.

Lunch will be provided for event participants on Tuesday and Wednesday.



A networking reception will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, in the evening with trivia, music, and appetizers. There will also be a cash only bar available for attendees who wish to purchase drinks, one free drink coupon will be provided. This is a great networking opportunity for attendees to make new connections and further professional relationships



This training will be hosted at the following address:

Embassy Suites Salt Lake West Valley City

3524 Market Street

West Valley City, Utah 84119

Click here to view Google map directions.


Salt Lake City is a very walkable city with many great restaurants and attractions. Our accommodations and classes will be at the Embassy Suites, which has many restaurants and shops close by. It is also approximately 12 miles from the airport.


Hotel Information:
RCAC has reserved a block of rooms for this event at Embassy Suites by Hilton Salt Lake West Valley City in West Valley City, Utah. The room block rate is $128 plus tax per night.


Please call 1 (801) 963-4760 to make your reservation and mention the Housing Counseling Summit to receive a discounted rate.  Reservations under the discounted rate must be made no later than July 9, 2024
Please note that the hotel will ask for a personal credit card upon check-in for incidentals and they will place a hold on your card.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Salt Lake West Valley



RCAC will offer a scholarship to the first 30 people who register.

There is a limit of one scholarship per HUD approved agency. A $787.19 scholarship will be granted to the HUD approved agency to apply towards the cost of lodging, per diem and tuition for staff attending the Housing Counseling Summit.


Please note, in order to be eligible for the scholarship you must be employed by a HUD approved agency, register, and pay the fees required as part of the registration process in advance. 


To be eligible for a scholarship you must stay at the lodging RCAC designated (Embassy Suites Salt Lake West Valley City). To be eligible for a scholarship refund you must attend the full length of the Housing Counseling Summit.


Scholarships will be issued to the HUD approved agency and NOT to the original form of payment. Scholarship refunds will be processed 30 days after the end of the event.



There is a $200.00 dollar fee to attend the training.


Cancelations, Substitutions, and Reimbursement:

If you cannot attend the event, you may cancel your registration for full reimbursement or substitute an employee within your agency. All cancelations and/or substitutions must be made by July 15, 2024. You will be responsible for altering travel and lodging arrangements.  


Registration cost includes 2 ½ days of classes, 2 lunch keynotes and a networking reception. All course materials are included and will be available via the Event App. Course details will be available on your mobile device or laptop/tablet. Networking Reception will include games, appetizers, and drinks.




For event content questions, contact:

RCAC Housing Counseling Trainings


For registration questions, contact:

RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429


By registering for an RCAC event, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the code of conduct set forth by RCAC for training participants, which is available here. RCAC Training Code of Conduct.  Please read the code of conduct carefully before proceeding with the registration process.  

Presented by Rural  Community Assistance Corporation. These trainings are partially funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the FY2023 Housing Counseling Training Program.
RCAC is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.




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