KAPOLEI, HI — This morning, more than a dozen key staff members of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), as well as representatives from the Prince Kuhio Federal Credit Union, Hawai’i USA Federal Credit Union, Kula No Na Po’e Hawai’i, and the Hawai’i Home Ownership Center, began an advanced level five-day training course on Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling Certification that is being conducted by NeighborWorks America designed for counselors with one or more years of experience providing one-on-one foreclosure intervention and default counseling.
Their participation in this rigorous, in-depth course covers critical elements of the default and foreclosure process as well as loss mitigation options for prime and sub prime loans. Throughout these training opportunities, participants will engage in exercises and utilize case studies which will sharpen their negotiating skills with servicers and improve their counseling methods with clients.
NeighborWorks America is one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development. They work to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NeighborWorks America operates through seven regional offices and one national office. It delivers many of its community-focused programs and services through the national NeighborWorks network – 235 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations serving more than 4,500 communities nationwide.
“Similar to the mana’o shared with us during the roundtable discussions held in July, August and September, this week’s training is another step forward by the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands toward becoming a better agency to the people we serve,” said DHHL Director Jobie Masagatani.
Mahalo to trainers Grace Miranda and D. Corwyn Jackson for sharing their wisdom and mana’o of their hands-on experiences from NeighborWorks America on how the DHHL and its partners can be more responsive to the changing needs and concerns of our beneficiaries.