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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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October

13

2018

Affordable Housing Trust Conference

This day-long conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marlborough Holiday Inn, 265 Lakeside Ave., Marlborough, MA 01752. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Audience

Members of Affordable Housing Trust boards

 Agenda

  • Explore how zoning can support affordable housing
  • Discuss best practices and learn from other communities
  • Review eligible trust activities and legal considerations Learn what developers look for in site selection for development

Registration details

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $30. Register here.

June

6

2018

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. 

AGENDA

Click here for additional information and here to register.

May

18

2018

Affordable Housing Trust Training

This day-long training runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Taunton Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Audience

Members of Affordable Housing Trust boards, staff and those interested in learning more about trusts

Agenda

  • Provide an overview of what a Municipal Affordable Housing Trust is
  • Discuss how trusts can support a community's affordable housing goals
  • Discuss strategies for building relationships and establishing credibility

Registration details

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $25. Register here.

April

26

2018

Multifamily Zoning and Development Workshop

What: This workshop is tailored for communities within the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's SouthWest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP) and Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) subregions. Topics include an overview of the state of housing in Massachusetts, how to proactively plan for multifamily development and challenges/best practices in developing housing.

Where: Medfield Public Safety Building, 112 North Street, Medfield, MA 02052

When: April 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon

How: Registration is free and open to communities in MAPC's SWAP and TRIC subregions. Click here to register.

April

5

2018

Cape Housing Roundtable

This regional discussion will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting with a tour of Melpet Farm (812 Rte. 134, Dennis, MA 02660) and continuing with a discussion at the Dennis Police Station (90 Bob Crowell Road, Dennis, MA 02660). Click here to view the agenda.

Audience

Members of Affordable Housing Trust boards, staff and those interested in learning more about trusts

Agenda

  • Tour of Melpet Farm
  • Affordable housing trusts 101 Roundtable discussion about successes and challenges 

RSVP by emailing Shelly Goehring at sgoehring@mhp.net

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.

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