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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

6

2018

Save the date: 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. 

Registration details will be released in February 2018.

March

29

2018

Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing and Resident Selection

Join MHP for a full-day training on Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing and Resident Selection Plans. The event will be held at MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Agenda/topics

This training is designed for property management staff, lottery and monitoring agents, housing authorities, and local housing trust members/staff. The agenda will cover the legal foundations of fair housing and elements of an acceptable AFHM and Resident Selection Plan as well as a step-by-step guide to the lottery process for both rental and home-ownership properties. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Registration details

Registration is $100 and enrollment is capped at 52 participants.

March

5

2018

Overview of Ch. 40B (Middleborough)

Join the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) for a workshop on the fundamentals of Chapter 40B, the Comprehensive Permit law.

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Middleborough Public Library, 102 N. Main Street, Middleborough, MA 02346.

Agenda/topics

Led by Judi Barrett, and based on the Chapter 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards of Appeal, the workshop will provide an overview of the Chapter 40B statute and review roles and responsibilities of the zoning boards of appeal (ZBA) and other municipal boards. Topics to be covered include:

  • What is Chapter 40B?
  • Overview of critical deadlines
  • How to conduct an effective public hearing
  • Best practices for working with developers

Registration details

Registration is free for municipal officials, staff and board members. Copies of the handbook will be available for purchase at the workshop.

February

5

2018

Overview of Ch. 40B (Reading)

Join the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) for a workshop on the fundamentals of Chapter 40B, the Comprehensive Permit law.

The workshop will be held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Ave., Reading, MA 01867.

Agenda/topics

Led by Judi Barrett, and based on the Chapter 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards of Appeal, the workshop will provide an overview of the Chapter 40B statute and review roles and responsibilities of the zoning boards of appeal (ZBA) and other municipal boards. Topics to be covered include:

  • What is Chapter 40B?
  • Overview of critical deadlines
  • How to conduct an effective public hearing
  • Best practices for working with developers

Registration details

Registration is free for municipal officials, staff and board members. Copies of the handbook will be available for purchase at the workshop.

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