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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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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




Affordable Housing Trust Conference

What: This day-long training is designed for trustees of existing Affordable Housing Trusts and staff that supports those trusts.

The goals of this training are 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 zoning pitfalls with a case study

Where: Holiday Inn and Suites, 265 Lakeside Ave., Marlborough, MA 01752

When: Oct. 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How: Cost to attend is $30. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Click HERE to register




MHP Housing Institute

MHP will host it's 12th annual Housing Institute on June 6 & 7, 2018 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. 


Click here for additional information and here to register.




South Shore Affordable Housing Trust Roundtable

This training runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting with a tour of the Commander Paul F. Anderson House (111- 113 Fort Hill Street, Hingham, MA 02043) and continuing with a discussion at Hingham Town Hall (210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043). Click here to view the agenda. 


Members of Affordable Housing Trust boards, staff that support trusts and communities interested in creating more affordable housing.


  • Tour of Commander Paul F. Anderson House
  • Affordable housing trusts 101 Roundtable discussion about successes and challenges

RSVP by emailing

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