Tuesday, March 3, 2020

MMA to hold Conference to address housing challenges in small, rural communities

"The Massachusetts Housing Partnership will hold a conference on April 16 in Hadley to address the housing challenges faced by small and rural communities in the central and western parts of the state.

The Western Massachusetts Housing Conference, co-sponsored by the MMA, will focus on using data to support housing needs, housing rehabilitation, affordable home-ownership opportunities, distressed and abandoned properties, senior housing and community outreach and coalition building. It will also address the findings in last October’s Rural Policy Plan, prepared by the Rural Policy Advisory Commission to identify rural areas’ needs and the specific challenges they face.

The conference is geared toward officials, volunteers and municipal and nonprofit employees. Event sponsors include the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.

It will be held at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The cost is $30 for municipal planners, volunteers and nonprofit employees, and $50 for people from for-profit organizations. Breakfast and lunch will be provided."

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