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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: MHP 2-Part Training on Fair Housing Marketing & Lotteries - March 21 & 22, 2017

MHP 2-Part Training on Fair Housing Marketing & Lotteries - March 21 & 22, 2017

Start: 2017-03-21 08:30:00

End: 2017-03-22 14:00:00

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Sign up for 2-part training on fair housing marketing & lotteries

March 21 & 22, 2017
One Beacon Street
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.

Registration details
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $100 for both workshops or $70 for one workshop.

Register for AFHM session

Register for lottery session

Click here for the most up to date information about this event. For more information about these trainings, contact MHP's Phil Crean at or 857-317-8517.

This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), MassHousing and the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).