Workshops & Events

Upcoming Events


Homebuyer Education Course

Wednesdays, January 13, 20, and 27 from 6 to 9 PM
at Florence Savings Bank, 355 Russell Street, Hadley, sponsored by Florence Savings Bank
or
at HAPHousing, 322 Main Street, Springfield, sponsored by Easthampton Savings Bank
»see details and registration information

Basics of Rental Property Management Workshop
Saturday, January 16 from 9AM to 2PM
at HAPHousing, 322 Main Street, Springfield
»see details and registration information


Are You Thinking of Buying Your First Home?

Sign up now for one of HAPHousing's Homebuyer Education Courses. Each course consists of a series of classes that cover all aspects of buying a home. Specifically designed for first-time homebuyers, the course is certified by the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative and MassHousing. Completion of the course is required to qualify for certain affordable financing products.

Next Sessions for 2010:
•    Wednesdays, January 13, 20, and 27 from 6 to 9 PM at Florence Savings Bank, 355 Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley, sponsored by Florence Savings Bank
•    Wednesdays, January 13, 20, and 27 from 6 to 9 PM at HAPHousing, 322 Main Street, Springfield, MA, sponsored by Easthampton Savings Bank (click for directions)

Pre-registration and a non-refundable $10 registration fee is required.
Call 413-233-1616 to register or for more information.

Basics of Rental Property Management Workshop for Landlords

An overview of basic residential rental property management in Massachusetts that provides an introduction to the Massachusetts laws that govern the rental relationship. Important for all owners of rental properties, including owners of 2-4 family homes.

Topics covered include:
•    proper tenant screening,
•    relations with tenants,
•    lead paint laws,
•    types of tenancies,
•    State Sanitary Code,
•    fair housing laws,
•    the eviction process, and
•    how to deal with drug problems.

From 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at HAPHousing, 322 Main Street, Springfield (click for directions)

Trainer: H. John Fisher

Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of the session; this workshop satisfies the course requirement for first-time buyers of multi-family homes.

Registration fee is $45. Please call 413-233-1560 to register.

HAP's Property Management Manual for Massachusetts Rental Owners, a comprehensive guide to all aspects of residential property management is available for $34.95.  Contains a wide variety of sample forms and letters as well as up-to-date information on the Massachusetts laws governing rental property.