12th Annual Housing Institute

June 6, 2018
June 7, 2018

SpringHill Suites at Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
United States

Registration is now open for the 12th annual Housing Institute, Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 & 7 at the Devens Common Center.

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.


Topics & agenda

Topics covered at the Institute include:

  • Affordable housing 101
  • Policy and legislative update
  • Predevelopment and site selection
  • Community engagement tools
  • Fair housing
  • Planning and data 101
  • Building community support for affordable housing
  • Proactive approaches to affordable housing
  • Community Preservation Act (CPA)

View the agenda here.

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 -- $160

One day only -- $80

All training materials will be provided electronically. A paper version of materials 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 14, 2018. 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.



AICP credits are pending but in the past the Housing Institute has been approved for 18.25 certification maintenance credits.

The last day to register is Friday, May 25. For more information, contact MHP's Philip Crean at 857-317-8517 or pcrean@mhp.net.


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

Register for the event