Description: June 3, 10, 17, 2021
Now in its 14th year, MHP’s Housing Institute is geared toward officials, volunteers, and employees in suburban and rural communities and Gateway Cities.
This intensive training actively engages participants in discussion and problem-solving activities related to affordable housing development in Massachusetts.
This year, adapting to the pandemic, we will host the conference virtually on Zoom Meeting on three consecutive Thursday afternoons in June.
The conference will be on June 3, 10, 17 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Each day will be broken up into three sections with 15-minute breaks in between. The emerging theme is ‚ÄúIntent vs. Impact,‚Äù with a distinct focus for each day.
Schedule and registration
Day 1: Improving Access to Affordable Housing
1-1:30 p.m. – Building Thriving, Inclusive Communities with Jarred Johnson of Abundant Housing MA and TransitMatters
1:45-3:00 p.m. – Lowering the Barriers to Affordable Housing
3:15-4:30 p.m. – Strategies for Improving Access
Day 2: Regulations and Land Use
1-1:30 p.m. – How Land Use Regulations Affect Race and Class Segregation with Dr. Jessica Trounstine of the University of California, Merced, and author of Segregated by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities
1:45-3:00 p.m. – Expanding Housing Choice: Legislation and Local Efforts
3:15-4:30 p.m. – Missing Middle Housing Strategies for Municipalities
Day 3: Affordable Housing Development and Planning
1-1:30 p.m. – The Case for Equity-Driven Neighborhood Development with Dr. Tracy Corley of Community Law Foundation
1:45-3:00 p.m. – Exploring Housing Opportunities Near Transit
3:15-4:30 p.m. – Complete Neighborhoods
Registration fee: Free