I'm looking forward to speaking about Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts with Connie Kruger, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and Kathleen O'Donnell, attorney, at the Community Preservation Coalition's conference in Northampton on Saturday, May 8th. This will be the last official engagement in our speaking circuit on Housing Trusts. We began the circuit in November 2009 with the release of the Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Guidebook (which you can download at www.mhp.net, go to "community initiatives" and then to "resources and links").
Many communities, especially communities with the Community Preservation Act, are interested in establishing Housing Trusts to enhance the municipalities ability to undertaking local initiative projects to create (and preserve) affordable housing. I hope you can join us this weekend at the Coalition conference to learn more.