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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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Housing Institute

MHP will host it's 14th annual Housing Institute on June 10 & 11 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.

A draft schedule and session descriptions will be available when registration opens in April.




Western Mass. Housing Conference

What: A one-day conference on rural and small town housing challenges and opportunities in Central and Western MA. The conference will be held at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035.

Who: Municipal staff, official, and volunteers, CDCs, regional planning agencies, and local advocates

When: Thursday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How: Registration for municipal and non-profit is $30. Registration for for-profits is $50. REGISTER NOW. Agenda will be announced soon.




Affordable Housing Trust + Community Preservation Act conference

This day-long training will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott, 75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.


Members of Affordable Housing Trust and Community Preservation Committee (CPC) boards and staff that support trusts and CPCs.


Attendees will learn about affordable housing development from three key perspectives: lender, developer and municipality.

Topics include:

  • Affordable housing nuts & bolts
  • Balancing development pressures
  • How communities support affordable housing

We will also discuss and provide examples of:

  • Affordable housing trusts and CPCs working together
  • Best practices and peer learning

Registration details

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $30. REGISTER NOW.




Making the case for affordable housing in your community

Featuring Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President and CEO, The Case Made

As part of MHP's ongoing financial support of the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association's Municipal Engagement Initiative, we are supporting the appearance of Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President and CEO of The Case Made. Dr. Manuel talk about how to change the narrative around affordable housing. Dr. Manuel is a national expert who has helped advocates across the country make positive changes in their communities.

$25.00 for CHAPA members and $40.00 for non-members. No refunds will be provided to those who register but do not attend the forum. Click here to register. View CHAPA's membership page for more details on the benefits of becoming a CHAPA member.

Guests must be registered by February 18 and must bring a photo ID. 100 High Street is located a five minute walk from South Station and close to the State Street and Downtown Crossing MBTA stops. Registration and refreshments open at 9 a.m. The speaking program will begin at 9:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided.