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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.

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

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.

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.

December

9

2016

Municipal Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT) 101 Training

This event has reached full capacity. Click the above title to sign up for the waitlist.

Geared towards new trust staff, new trustees and communities interested in learning about trusts, this daylong training will cover:

  • Forming a housing trust and getting off the ground.
  • Establishing credibility for your trust.
  • Eligible activities for trusts.
  • Legal and operational considerations.
  • Strategies for building support for affordable housing.

Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $25.

This training will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.) at Union Station, 2 Washington Square, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01604.

September

19

2016

Ch. 40B workshop for municipal officials & board members

Led by Ezra Glenn AICP and sponsored by MHP and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), this workshop will provide an overview of the 40B statute and review the roles and responsibilities of the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) and other municipal boards.

This event is free but space is limited. Registration will close on Monday, Sept. 12. A light dinner will be served. Priority will be given to municipal officials and preregistration is highly recommended.

The workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060. 

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