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MHP reimagines CPA/trust workshop as 4-part virtual series

Posted on November 20, 2020

We have restructured our March Affordable Housing Trust + CPA conference into four lunch hour trainings on Zoom. The topics remain the same and will focus on affordable housing development. Registration is required, but there is no fee to participate.

Sessions 1, 2 and 4 will be held from 12-1:15 p.m. Session 2 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - Overview of Trusts and Working with CPCs

Could you use a refresher on what an affordable housing trust is and how it can support your community's affordable housing goals? Are you wondering how a housing trust and a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) work together? We will cover these questions, along with tips on getting your new trust up and running.

Presented by Shelly Goehring, Senior Program Manager, MHP



Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Affordable Housing Nuts & Bolts

How is affordable housing financed? What do lenders require of developers? How does the number of units and number of bedrooms impact how much a developer can borrow? We will take a general look at how we create a development program for a site given the available funding sources and basic lending requirements for housing development. Note 11:30 a.m. start time.

Presented by Anne Lewis, Director of Capital and Program Development, MHP



Wednesday, Jan. 27 - What does a development pro forma look like?

Housing developers face pressure from multiple fronts when seeking to develop affordable housing – lenders, the state and the community, to name a few. How does a developer balance these competing interests and what are the implications of local demands on housing development?

Presented by Kristin Carlson, Director of Real Estate, Harborlight Community Partners

Register for January 27

Wednesday, Feb. 3 - How can communities support affordable housing?

Learn how Brewster, Medway and Salem are supporting affordable housing at a local level.

Presented by Donna Kalinick (Assistant Town Administrator) and Jill Scalise (Housing Coordinator) of Brewster, and Amanda Chiancola (Senior Planner) of Salem.

Register for February 3

For questions on the Affordable Housing Trust + CPA Conference, contact MHP's Shelly Goehring at