JM Goldson's collaboration with Connie Kruger, housing consultant formerly of MHP, and Kathleen O'Donnell, Esq. to author MHP's Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Guidebook, which received the 2010 Outstanding Planning Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the associated information sessions were the result of much interest from MA communities in learning about basics of a trust. Since that time, communities across the state created housing trusts and have experienced a variety of successes and challenges. To assist established housing trusts, MHP is sponsoring a new workshop on October 10 in Framingham that will focus on best management practices, legal issues, and types of projects and programs that have produced results.
JM Goldson is assisting MHP with this workshop and will lead an interactive group polling exercise in addition to facilitating rotating break-out groups to troubleshoot with colleagues and experts and work on trust action plan goals and strategies.