Posted on March 10, 2022
BOSTON --- MHP's four-part training series on how to use Community Preservation Act funds and housing trusts is geared toward volunteers and officials in communities that have CPA and/or trusts.
Suggested reading: MHP's Municipal Affordable Housing Trust guidebook. It has everything you need to know about how to envision, gain support and set up an effective trust that will help your community reach its housing goals.
Wed., March 9: Lotteries, marketing, monitoring
Behind the prominent bricks and mortar development, there are steps we take to promote fairness and assure program compliance. This session will provide an introduction to affordable housing lotteries, marketing and monitoring to support local boards funding affordable housing.
Presented by Liz Rust, Regional Housing Services Office and Alisa Gardner-Todreas, Metro West Collaborative Development
Wed., March 16: Helping multiple entities work collaboratively
Many communities have multiple entities working on affordable housing. For some communities, adding an affordable housing trust fund may cause crowding concerns. We will offer suggestions to build strong board collaboration, looking at local examples.
Presented by Elaine McIlroy, Wellfleet Housing Authority and Harry Terkanian, Wellfleet Affordable Housing Trust, and Keith Bergman, Concord Municipal Affordable Housing Trust
For questions on the Affordable Housing Trust and CPA Conference, contact MHP's Shelly Goehring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., March 23: Bonding CPA funds to support housing
Bonding is a powerful financial tool that can enhance a town's ability to support the preservation and creation of affordable housing. Learn the key parameters for using CPA resources for bonding, as well as the experiences of one Massachusetts community.
Presented by Scott Walker, Treasurer and Collector, Town of Orleans, Charlie Adams, Pennrose, LLC, and Stuart Saginor, Community Preservation Coalition
Wed., March 30: Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts 101
Are you a new trustee? Interested in a refresher course? Or maybe your community is considering establishing an affordable housing trust fund? This session will give an overview of the municipal affordable housing trust fund statute, tips for setting up a new trust and getting started, plus ideas of projects and programs a trust can support.
Presented by Shelly Goehring, Senior Program Manager at MHP