2023 Affordable Housing Trust + CPA Conference
MHP has developed three virtual sessions to support local affordable housing efforts. Trainings are geared toward those involved with affordable housing trust funds and community preservation committees.
Session 1 – Establishing an Affordable Housing Trust Fund
What does it take to establish an affordable housing trust fund? Learn from Sierra Simmons (Southampton Housing Authority and Community Preservation Committee) about how Southampton went from an idea to successful passage at Town Meeting.
Session 2 – Getting Started: Creating a mission statement, identifying goals and strategies
Without thoughtful planning, affordable housing trust funds can struggle to make an impact. In this session, we will present a framework to support your trust planning along with examples from communities around the state.
Session 3 – Supporting Affordable Housing Development
Development is key to addressing our housing crisis and there are many ways that affordable housing trusts can support housing creation. We will touch on community engagement and advocacy; zoning; and using municipal parcels for housing development. Caitlin Madden, Executive Director of Metro West Collaborative Development, will share how Medway’s trust provided active and sustained support of their Glen Brook Way Apartments development in town.
Discussion on zoning and MHP's predevelopment technical assistance.