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Events and Upcoming Marsch Regional Training Information:

In order to stay on our mailing list it's time to pay 2015 dues

SAVE THE DATE! Nov 4th 2015
Wednesday, November 4th MARSCH Annual Meeting at College of the Holy Cross
How the substance abuse / Heroin addiction epidemic and it’s long term
impact affects our housing communities!

Regional Meetings
Updated 9-26-15

Central MA

Where: Seabury Heights
240 Belmont St.
Worcester, MA
Who: Kathy Lucier of Ascentria Care Alliance, formerly Luthern Social Services, will speak about the language Bank Iterpreter services.
Marjorie Leonard, Summit Elder Care representative will give an update of the program
When:Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:00-11:00 am
Please RSVP to Sandy Golden at Sandra.Golden@schochet.comor 508-756-2521

Metro Boston

Where: New Academy Estates
2908 Washington Street
Boston, MA
Who: Atyia Martin, Director, Office of Public Health Prepardedness
When: Friday, October 23, 2015 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Please RSVP to Sandy Golden at Sandra.Golden@schochet.com or 508-756-2521

North Shore

Where: Bruyere Gardens
975 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA.
Who: Pamela Anderson-Livingston Resident Service Coordinator Tenancy Preservation and Mental Illness in Housing
When:  Thursday October 15, 2015 10am-12noon
RSVP by 10/9/15 to Claudia Owumi 781-662-0223 cowumi@hallkeen.com or Kristen Spence kspence@atlantictambone.com

South Region


Western MA

Berkshire Region
Where: POAH Communities
333 North St
Pittsfield, Mass 01021
Who: Brenda Carpenter- NAMI Executive Director will speak on Mental Illness Disorder
When: Monday, October 19th, 2015 10am-12:00pm
Please RSVP: Theresa Smith, 413-449-5066

Hampshire Region
Where: Prospect Heights
41 Chestnut Street, Holyoke ,Ma. 01040
Who: Music and Alzheimer presentation By Joanne Colson Resident Service Coordinator
"Best Practices and Planning for next year"
When: Tuesday, October 20th  •  12 noon - 3:30 pm
RSVP: by October 14th to pcaron@hallkeen.com

You Still Have Time to Join TAP!
If your housing development is not yet a 2015 TAP member, you can still make joining worthwhile. For more information on TAP membership, call Kay Olm Thomas at 617.854.1078 or visit www.masshousing.com/TAP

Ma Housing Training Information

Dear Colleagues,

MassHousing offers an excellent selection of half- and full-day TAP Management Training Courses tailored to a variety of housing and service professionals. (TAP, MassHousing's Tenant Assistance Program, supports management and residents in rental housing) Please share this information with others in your network. If you would post these TAP trainings on your website or in your newsletter, we'd greatly appreciate it. Course descriptions and registration information can be found in the attached files and also on our website at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining.

Kay Olm Thomas
Community Services Analyst
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
TEL: 617-854-1078
FAX: 617-722-0612

TAP trainings are open to everyone with registration and payment of a modest fee. Special rates are offered to staff of housing authorities, and staff of TAP member sites have unlimited access to trainings without paying registration fees.

If your site is a TAP member, we can explore with you the possibility of scheduling a “closed” training at your site for a minimum of 15 attendees. You can discuss this with Carol St. Cyr at 617.854.1090. Also, your suggestions on topics, course content and diversity of TAP trainers are welcome, so please contact me at 617.854.1084 or lmcmahan@masshousing.com.


Linda McMahan
Community Services Specialist

It's time to register
for MassHousing's TAP Management Training Courses at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining

MassHousing is the state’s affordable housing bank - lending money at rates below the conventional market to support affordable rental and home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate- income residents of Massachusetts. MassHousing partners with an extensive network of approved lenders to deliver home mortgage programs to first-time homebuyers, while relying on private non-profit and for-profit developers and management companies to build and operate rental housing. Dedicated to creating and preserving affordable housing, MassHousing supports residents and business partners with its Community Services Programs. For more information, visit www.masshousing.com.


This brochure is also available in alternate formats such as large print or audiocassette. Such formats can be provided if necessary upon sufficient notice by contacting MassHousing’s Community Services Department at 617.854.1090 or TDD 617.854.1025, or cstcyr@masshousing.com.

Policy of Nondiscrimination - MassHousing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, familial status, children, marital status, veteran status or membership in the armed services, the receiving of public assistance, or physical or mental disability in the access or admission to its programs or employment, or in its programs' activities, functions or services. The following persons are responsible for coordinating compliance with applicable nondiscrimination requirements:

Bernard Brown, Manager of Compliance and Diversity
Patricia Morris, 504/ADA Coordinator
Deb Sullivan, Manager of Human Resources and 504/ADA Employment Coordinator
Laurie Wallach, General Counsel



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Masshousing's Management Training
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MARSCH Annual Management Flyer
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MassHouisng RSC manual
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General Training Information

To register for TAP courses, please complete the attached form and submit by mail or fax or register online at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining

Questions about registration?
Contact Janeen Harris at 617.854.1069 or
jharris @ masshousing.com

Directions and parking information are available at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining.

Training Day
• Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:45am. All courses begin at 9am.
• Lunch is provided at Full Day trainings.

No-Show Policy New
Please note that due to a rising number of no-shows, we will be instituting a new policy. If you register for a course and cannot attend and do not send a substitute, you will be billed for the full course amount. This includes TAP members as well.

Cancellation Policy
• There are no refunds for cancellations unless MassHousing cancels.
• In case of inclement weather, call 617.854.1069 after 6:00am on training day for cancellation information.

For individual accessibility needs on training day, contact Carol St. Cyr (no later than a week prior to training) at 617.854.1090, TDD: 617.854.1025, or email cstcyr @ masshousing.com. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, contact Deb White at TTY: 617.854.1025.

To stay informed of upcoming TAP news and events, go to
and click on the ‘TAP Email List’ link.

MassHousing makes the updated Massachusetts Resident Service Coordinator's Handbook available to everyone at www.masshousing.com/TAP where referenced resources can be immediately and directly accessed on the Internet. This handbook is intended for Resident Service Coordinators working in both elderly and family housing. Property Managers and Assistant Property Managers will also find it useful.

Download the Handbook:

- Microsoft Word format (editable)
- PDF Format

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