Registration is now open for the 13th annual Housing Institute, Wed. and Thurs., June 5 & 6 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.
Keynote speaker on June 5: Dr. Tiffany Manuel (The Case Made, Inc.)
Dr. Manuel will join us on Wed., June 5 as the lunchtime keynote speaker to talk about making the case for affordable housing.
Dr. Manuel has over 25 years of experience working to elevate the way we frame conversations on equity, housing, and community development. During her time at Enterprise Community Partners, she spearheaded the development of the Opportunity360 platform, which now has over 100k+ users in the community development field and co-authored You Don't Have to Live Here: Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It.
Topics & agenda:
Topics covered at the Institute include:
Affordable housing finance 101
Policy and legislative update
Regional strategies for affordable housing
Making density work for your community
Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts (MAHT)
Community Preservation Act (CPA)
Municipal finance and housing
Full agenda will be made available by the end of April.
Cost to attend/how to register:
Municipal planners, volunteers and non-profit organizations
Both days -- $100
One day only -- $50
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 15, 2019. Communities are encouraged to send multiple representatives from municipal government and/or local boards. 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 12.5 certification maintenance credits.
At the Housing Institute, attendees will be provided with all presentation material from the sessions so they can take home the knowledge and tools to their communities. Click the button below to view last year's e-binder and get a sense of what types of sessions/speakers you can expect this year.