Virtual format and in-person
Registration is now open for MHP’s Housing Institute. Now in its 16th year, this event takes place Wednesday, June 14 in a virtual format and Thursday, June 15 in person at Springhill Suites at Devens Common Center, 27 Andres Parkway, Devens, MA.
Geared toward officials, volunteers and employees in suburban and rural communities, the Housing Institute is a two-day intensive training that engages participants in discussion and problem-solving activities related to the development of affordable housing in Massachusetts.
Cost to attend:
Virtual on June 14: free
In person on June 15: $50
All training materials will be provided electronically.
Day 1 VIRTUAL
9:10-10:25 a.m. – Beyond the Usual Suspects: Eliminating Barriers to Participation for Community Engagement CM1
Lily Linke, MBTA Communities Engagement Manager, Citizens Housing and Planning Association
10:30-11:30 a.m. – A Housing Forward Agenda for Massachusetts CM1
Jenny Scheutz, Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro
11:35-12:35 p.m. – Complete Neighborhoods Partnership Update CM1
Christine Madore, Senior Development Manager, MHP
Katy Lacy, Senior Planner, MHP
Day 2 IN PERSON
9:15-9:30 a.m. – Unlock the Commonwealth, Clark Ziegler, MHP Executive Director
9:30-11:00 a.m. – Plenary Panel Discussion: Examining Senior and Affordable Housing CM1.5
Katherine Einstein, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University
Judi Barrett, Owner and Managing Principal, Barrett Planning Group
Lizbeth Heyer, Vice President, 2Life Communities
Facilitated by Whitney Demetrius, Director of Fair Housing Engagement, Citizens Housing and Planning Association
11:15-12:30 p.m. TRACK 1
Local Action Units: Creating and Preserving Locally Supported Affordable Housing CM1
Rieko Hayashi, LIP Program Director, DHCD
Aly Sabatino, LAU Coordinator, DHCD
Lori Massa, Senior Planner, City of Melrose
Elizabeth Rust, Director, RHSO Housing
11:15 -12:30 p.m. TRACK 2
Steps to Leverage Public Land for Affordable Housing CM1
Laura Shufelt, Director of Community Assistance, MHP
Maura Camosse Tsongas, Stone Soup Collaborative
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Presentation of Housing Hero Awards, Lisa Braxton, Communications Manager, MHP
1:45-3:00 p.m. Track 1
Exploring Your Community’s Role in Affordable Housing Finance CM1
Julie Creamer, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Preservation of Affordable Housing
1:45-3:00 p.m. Track 2
Building Local Fair Housing Capacity CM1
Tom Callahan, Milton Housing Committee, Town of Milton
Alex Train, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Chelsea
Facilitator: Whitney Demetrius, Citizens Housing and Planning Association
Full program descriptions are posted here. Everyone who attends the Housing Institute will be provided with all presentation materials from the sessions, which they can share with their communities.
Need-based scholarships are available through Friday, May 26. Communities are encouraged to send multiple representatives from municipal government and/or local boards. Arrangements can be made with the Marriott Springhill Devens Common Center for those who would like to stay overnight. Mention the Housing Institute to receive a discounted rate.
The last day to register is Friday, June 2.
For more information, contact MHP’s Christine Madore at 857-317-8538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.