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Our May Meeting will consist of a panel discussion moderated by senior personnel from the Dudley, Webster, and Southbridge fire departments. The main topic of the discussion will be Code Compliance. This will be an open Question and Answer format supported with a PowerPoint presentation moderated by:
- Paul Konieczny, Assistant Fire Chief of Dudley
- Captain Adams of the Webster Fire Department
- Lt. Steve Lavoie of the Southbridge Fire Department
PLEASE NOTE: Given the current COVID-19 precautions, we have decided to continue holding our meetings via ZOOM until further notice.
All members whose dues are up to date will be sent a link to the meeting via email. From that email, all you have to do is click on the link and it will bring you to the meeting.
Monday, May 3rd
SWCLA Meeting Agenda
- 7:00p Meeting Start
- 8:00p Meeting wrap-up
Zoom meeting information will be emailed to SWCLA members on the day of the event and viewable online.
Open to SWCLA Members only. Pay annual dues then free. All SWCLA members whose dues are up to date will be sent a link to the meeting via email.
This event is operated by volunteers.
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Section 8 Tutorial
This part of the presentation will give attendees a comprehensive overview of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). We will cover:
- What to say when an applicant asks, “Do you take Section 8?”
- Why and to what extent Massachusetts landlords must participate
- How to deal with inspections
- How to screen a Section 8 applicant
- Why your insurance can’t stop you renting to Section 8
- and more!
Permanent rental subsidies like the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) can be great programs to participate in. But they can be tough
on the unprepared landlord: your first Section 8 applicant may expose weaknesses in your non-discriminatory tenant screening process, sanitary code compliance, or other aspects of your business!
Attendees will leave with knowledge of the program, confidence in working with Section 8 applicants, and pro tips for navigating the process with flying colors.
This part of the presentation will explain Supporting Neighborhood Opportunity in Massachusetts (SNO Mass), a special program for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) voucher holders that started in Fall 2020. SNO Mass seeks to address challenges sometimes faced by families and landlords participating in the Section 8 program, with the goal of creating long-lasting tenancies in high-opportunity neighborhoods. We will cover:
- How SNO Mass helps families obtain access to good school districts
- Which communities are eligible (use the SNO Mass Locator Tool)
- Why the program offers two years of support to participants and landlords not available to other Section 8 participants
- How much of the move-in monies may be covered
- and more!
SNO Mass is interesting for those of us with large units. Typically large units are used in the college market, which turns over frequently. Participating in SNO Mass could lead to longer tenancies, as families want to stay in these high-opportunity neighborhoods. (This is a new program and we don’t have a ton of data on turnover yet, but initial results confirm that SNO Mass renters stay longer than the average tenancy of 18 months.) Find out if any of your properties may be eligible using the SNO Mass Locator Tool.
Attendees will leave knowing whether their properties are in a SNO Mass area, why participation is highly desirable, and how to get started.
Part of the SNO Mass presentation will be given by Kristin Haas. Kristin currently serves as the Planning and Implementation Coordinator in the Division of Rental Assistance at the MA Department of Housing & Community Development. In her role, she oversees the Supporting Neighborhood Opportunity in Massachusetts (SNO Mass) housing mobility program. Prior to joining the DHCD team, Kristin worked in the nonprofit sector supporting anti-poverty and homelessness prevention work. Kristin is a board member and former board president of the Community Action Agency of Somerville. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Middlebury College.
Part of the SNO Mass presentation will be given by Brendan Goodwin. Brendan currently serves as the Director of the Division of Rental Assistance at the MA Department of Housing & Community Development. In his eleven years at DHCD, Brendan has played leading roles in homeless systems reforms and the design and implementation of homelessness prevention and rehousing programs, the major expansion of state-funded rental voucher programs and a recently launched statewide housing mobility program. He currently oversees state and federal voucher programs serving more than 30,000 households annually. Prior to DHCD, Brendan has held various nonprofit positions mostly focused on housing, homelessness and community development issues. He holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Xavier University.
The Section 8 presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive
Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association’s first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,000 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Networking time will be moderated by Patrick
Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily
focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having
worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a
different perspective which he applies to real estate. He
became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on
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Open to attendees statewide
This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time.
You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.
Wednesday, May 5th
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
- Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
- 6:00pm Section 8 and SNO Mass
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
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Topic: Virtual Meeting May 5, 2021 Section 8 and SNO Mass
Time: May 5, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Open to the public. Membership is not required!
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