MHP Fair Housing and Lottery Workshop


March 21, 2017
8:30am to 2:00pm
March 22, 2017
8:30am to 2:00pm


Mass Housing
1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

MHP and our co-sponsors are pleased to bring back the much requested Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) and lottery training this spring.

This two-part series is designed for rental management staff, lottery and monitoring agents, municipal, regional housing and community development staff, local housing trust members/staff and members/staff of Community Preservation Committees.  

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and the second workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 22. Both sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

March 21 session | Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing

The first workshop, held on March 21, will provide the legal foundations of fair housing and elements of an acceptable AFHM and Resident Selection Plan. An overview of the Supreme Court's ruling on Disparate Impact and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Final Rule will also be discussed.

March 22 session | Lotteries

The second workshop, held on March 22, will feature a step-by-step guide to the lottery process. Attention will be paid to lotteries for both homeownership and rental units as well as post-lottery waiting list management. Specific topics to be addressed include identifying the roles and responsibilities of lottery and monitoring agents, how to include preference for lotteries and the role of the community.


Attendees of both workshops will receive a certification of attendance. This certification, combined with Certified Occupancy Specialist or other income determination training, will meet the qualifications of most organizations to conduct affordable homeownership and rental lotteries and lease-ups.

Attendees must register for and attend both sessions in order to receive the certification.

For more information and please contact MHP's Phil Crean at or 857-317-8517

Registration Links

Register for AFHM (March 21st)

Register for Lotteries (March 22nd)

Registration fee: 

$100 for both trainings, $70 for one

Type of event: 

Partner Events


MHP, MasHousing, DHCD