MHP's Housing Institute


June 7, 2017 to June 8, 2017

MHP will host it's 11th annual Housing Institute on June 7 & 8, 2017 at the SpringHill Suites at Devens Common Center, 27 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434

Geared towards officials, volunteers and employees in suburban and rural communities, the Housing Institute is a two-day workshop that engages participants in discussion and problem solving around the development of affordable housing.

Learning tracks and agenda

In response to feedback following last year's event, we are once again offering sessions that fit into two tracks: Track 1, Setting the Stage and Track 2, Moving to Implementation.

Topics to be covered include:

Assessing housing needs

Predevelopment and site selection

The housing development process

Fair housing

Housing finance 101

Building community support for affordable housing

Overview of the Chapter 40B process

Community Preservation Act (CPA)

The final agenda with speaker information will be released in April.

Cost to attend/how to register:

Municipal planners, volunteers and non-profit organizations

Both days -- $100

One day only -- $50

For-profit organizations

Both days -- $150

One day only -- $75

All training materials will be provided electronically. A paper version is available for an additional fee. The registration page will include an option for those wanting a paper version.

Need-based scholarships are available until May 16, 2017. Community teams are encouraged to attend together. Communities sending two or more people will receive a 20 percent discount on each registration (enter the code TEAM20 on the payment page). 

For those interested in staying overnight, arrangements can be made with the Marriott SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center. Remember to mention the Housing Institute when booking to receive a discounted rate.

The last day to register is Friday, May 26. For more information, contact MHP's Philip Crean at 857-317-8517 or


Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA), Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Mel King Institute for Community Building.

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development