Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education Course: Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing

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Illinois CE:Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing

Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing

4 Total hours
4 Elective hours
0 Core/Mandatory hours

Affordable housing, or lack thereof, has been a discussion topic in the media, advocacy groups, and the political arena for years, and lately the chatter has become louder and more urgent. As the leader of one housing coalition stated, “It’s not a housing crisis. It’s a housing catastrophe.”

In this four-hour course we’ll explore the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on individuals, families, and the real estate industry and offer real-world solutions that licensees can share with would-be homeowners for housing and financing.

Course highlights include:

  • An overview of the affordable housing crisis, including the segments of the population (demographic and geographic) that are most impacted
  • A look at how governments and communities are attempting to address the lack of affordable housing
  • Up to date graphs, charts, and statistics from the Joint center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Creative housing options to make homeownership more affordable, including new home manufacturing and lifestyle trends 
  • Financing options for down payment assistance, no down payment loan products, and loans with more flexible underwriting standards
  • “Bringing it Home” lessons that help licensees apply what they’ve learned on behalf of their clients and communities