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Housing Institute 2024

MHP’s Housing Institute will be in person on Wednesday and Thursday, June 12-13, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The venue is the AC Hotel Worcester, 125 Front Street, Worcester, MA, conveniently located along the commuter rail. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Union Station. Ample parking is also available. MBTA Planner Tool. The Housing Institute is a two-day intensive training geared toward municipal officials, employees and volunteers in suburban and rural communities and gateway cities. Participants engage in discussion and problem-solving activities related to developing affordable housing across Massachusetts. Registration link.

Book Room at AC Hotel Worcester

Site visit details

Sign up to visit one of Worcester's newest mixed-income apartment communities, District 120, on June 12 at 4 p.m.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 12
  • Pickup location: AC Hotel front door
  • Time: Depart from AC Hotel at 4:00 p.m. by private bus and return to the hotel by 6:30 p.m.

Sign-Up Link. Space is limited to 20 people. We are opening up 35 spots to allow for a waitlist.


  • Myth-busting: Water, Sewer, Wastewater and Housing
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: What It Means and How
  • Communities Can Support Fair Housing
  • Tackling the Housing Shortage and Climate Crisis: The Opportunity of
  • Transit-Oriented Multifamily Developments
  • Identifying and Disposing of Public Land for Affordable Housing

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Housing Hero awards

Hear from Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities, Edward Augustus, who will join us June 13 to present this year's Housing Hero awards. Previous recipients


The cost to attend is $75 per day, $150 for both days. Registration link.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Programming begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first floor of the hotel. Trainings conclude at 4:00 p.m. All training materials will be provided in advance electronically. Refunds will not be offered to registrants who do not attend. Communities are encouraged to send multiple representatives from municipal government and/or local boards. Need-based scholarships are available through May 8.

Registration closes on Friday, May 31.

AICP Certification Maintenance
As with past Housing Institutes, CM credits are being offered to AICP members. Here's information on AICP's CM program.