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Posted on April 12, 2017

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

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.

Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing
The first half of the training 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.

The second half of the training 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.

Specific topics to be addressed include identifying the roles and responsibilities of lottery and monitoring agents, how to include preference for lotteries and the role of the community.

This training was previously held as a two-part series. In order to make it easier for people to attend, the same content has been condensed into one intensive day.

Attendees of the training will receive a certification of attendance. This certification, combined with Certified Occupancy Specialist or other income determination training, will meet the qualifications of most organizations to conduct affordable homeownership and rental lotteries and lease-ups.

Attendees must attend the entire training to receive the certification.

Registration details
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $100.


Contact Phil Crean for more information at or 87-317-8517.

This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), MassHousing and the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).