WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — MHP is offering a two-part, updated Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) and lottery training curriculum this fall.
The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and the second workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5. Both sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence campus of the North Essex Community College, 360 Merrimack Street, Riverwalk Building, Lawrence, MA 01840.
This two-part series is designed for rental management staff, lottery agents (current and prospective), monitoring agents (current and prospective), municipal and regional housing and community development staff, local housing trust members and staff, and members and staff of Community Preservation Committees.
Experienced practitioners will instruct and inform attendees on the stated 40B Guidelines as they relate to Affordable Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM), resident selection plans, and lotteries for affordable units. Both rental and homeownership unit requirements will be covered as well as 40B and non-40B units. Community board members and municipal staff will also benefit by gaining insight into the do’s and don’ts when it comes to fair housing and local preference requirements in housing projects.
First workshop — Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing
The first workshop, held on Oct. 21, will provide the legal foundations of fair housing, elements of an acceptable AFHM and Resident Selection Plan. An overview of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Disparate Impact and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Final Rule will also be discussed.
Second workshop — Lotteries
The second workshop, held on Nov. 5, will feature a step-by-step guide to the lottery process. Attention will be paid to lotteries for both homeownership and rental units as well as post-lottery waiting list management. During this workshop, presenters will review how to include preference for lotteries, identifying the roles and responsibilities of lottery and monitoring agents, and the role of the community.
Attendees of both workshops will receive certification of attendance which, if combined with Certified Occupancy Specialist or other income determination training, will meet the qualifications of most organizations to conduct affordable homeownership and rental lotteries and lease-ups. Attendees must attend both sessions in order to receive the certification.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to attend is $100 for both workshops or $70 for one workshop. If you attended this workshop in the spring you will receive 50 percent off registration (use promo code HALFOFF when checking out).