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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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2019 Housing Institute

MHP will host it's 13th annual Housing Institute on June 5 & 6, 2019 at the SpringHill Suites at Devens Common Center, 31 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.


The agenda and program details will be released in April.




CPA and Community Housing training

Join MHP for a day-long training bringing together experts on the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and how it can be used to support community housing.

This training runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the The Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Registration begins at 9 a.m.


Members of Community Preservation Committees (CPC) and municipal staff


  • Explore how to use data to make the case for community housing
  • Learn how to build support for community housing
  • Review eligible community housing activities and learn how other communities are using Community Preservation Act (CPA) resources to support community housing Gain tips for working with your local affordable housing trust fund

Registration details

Coffee and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $30. Click here or the title of this event to register.




Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing & lotteries training

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

The training is broken into two parts. The first half of the training will provide the legal foundations of fair housing and elements of an acceptable Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) and Resident Selection Plan. The second half of the training will feature a step-by-step guide to the lottery process.

Where: 100 High Street, South Station Room, Boston, MA 02110

When: Wednesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certification of attendance that, 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.

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




Income determination and eligibility training

What: Led by Jen Borland of Spectrum Enterprises, Inc., this training will focus on how to determine income and eligibility for applicants of non-Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financed affordable housing units.

This training is designed for potential and current lottery/monitoring agents, non-profit rental owners and managers, municipal and regional housing staff, and rental management staff.

Certification: Attendees of the workshop will receive a certification of attendance. This certification will meet the qualifications of most organizations to conduct affordable homeownership and rental lotteries and lease-ups.

Where: MassHousing, 4th Floor, Bill White Board Room, One Beacon, Boston, MA 02108

When: TBD

How: Cost to attend is $125. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants will receive a binder and certificate of attendance.




LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Class

LISC Boston will host a LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Class on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Castle Square Tenants Organization, 476 Tremont St., Boston. MHP is co-sponsoring the event as part of its ongoing support of LISC's Green Retrofit Initiative.




40B training for local boards and officials

What: Local officials and board members are invited to a workshop on the Chapter 40B statute. Led by consultant Ezra Glenn, 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.

Where: Reading Public Library, Community Room A, 64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading, MA 01867

When: Oct. 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

How: Registration is free for board members and local officials. Light refreshments will be provided.

Click HERE to register

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