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MHP sponsors and supports a variety of workshops and conferences throughout the year. Check here regularly for information, registration information and directions to MHP events.

For more listings of housing events, go to the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association calendar page.

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June

7

2017

MHP Housing Institute

Training for local officials, volunteers and employees in suburban & rural communities

MHP will host it's 11th annual Housing Institute on June 7 & 8, 2017 at the SpringHill Suites at Devens Common Center, 27 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434.

View the agenda.

The Housing Institute is geared towards local officials, volunteers and employees in suburban and rural communities. This two-day intensive training actively engages participants in discussion and problem-solving activities around issues related to the development of affordable housing in Massachusetts. 

May

16

2017

Driving a Closing training

Note: Registration is now closed. Click above to join the wait list.

MHP is bringing back a popular training called "How to Drive a Closing" on Tuesday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MHP's Boston office, 160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110.

This training is designed for real estate project managers, CFOs, executive directors and others who have basic knowledge of the closing process but want to learn more.

The program will be led by Jennifer Gilbert of VIVA Consulting and Attorney Teresa Santalucia of Klein Hornig.

The cost of the program is $70 for nonprofits and $90 for for-profit attendees. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 18 attendees so register soon.

May

9

2017

Fair Housing Marketing and lottery training

In response to overwhelming demand, MHP will offer an additional session of the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) and lottery training in May.

This one-day intensive training is designed for rental management staff, lottery and monitoring agents, municipal, regional housing and community development staff, local housing trust members/staff and members/staff of Community Preservation Committees. 

The training will be held on Tuesday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111.

May

6

2017

Affordable Housing Trust Annual Conference

Join the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) for a half-day training geared towards trustees of existing Affordable Housing Trusts.

The training will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Agenda/topics
The goal of this training is to bring together trustees from across the state to:

  • Provide an overview of trust work across the state
  • Discuss best practices and learn from other communities
  • Review eligible trust activities and legal considerations
  • Work through potential development pitfalls with a case study

MHP staff will also walk attendees through a new online resource for communities interested in preserving or producing affordable housing.

Registration details
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $30.

Created with support from MHP and the Kuehn Charitable Foundation

March

22

2017

Lotteries for affordable housing units

TRAINING MATERIALS

This session will feature a step-by-step guide to the lottery process. Attention will be paid to lotteries for both homeownership and rental units as well as post-lottery waiting list management. During this workshop, presenters will review how to include preference for lotteries, identifying the roles and responsibilities of lottery and monitoring agents and the role of the community.

This workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

March

21

2017

Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing

WORKSHOP MATERIALS

This session will provide the legal foundations of fair housing and elements of an acceptable AFHM and Resident Selection Plan. An overview of the Supreme Court's ruling on Disparate Impact and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Final Rule will also be discussed.

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

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