May 2016: Navigating through issues and regulations pertaining to affordable housing can be difficult and confusing. Fortunately, Shelly Goehring, Program Manager at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), is here is to help.
Shelly is an expert at working with individuals and communities to support affordable housing projects and efforts. Depending on a community's situation and needs, this support may include assisting with organization on the ground to get enough "yes" votes at Town Meeting or facilitating communication between CPA communities concerning the nuts and bolts of successful housing projects. She can also help communities with research on funding sources or identifying individuals in towns and cities that support significant housing development.
Before joining MHP, Shelly was the Community Preservation Program Manager at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). In this role, Shelly met with a diverse range of communities within the Rt. 495 belt, learned about CPA housing projects, toured sites, and gained a sense of the challenges that face towns and cities in building affordable housing. Her expertise also includes an understanding of technical and legislative components that impact the affordable housing process, including the ins and outs of CPA, 40R, 40S, and 40B. Please contact Shelly if you have a project she may be able to give free time and attention to!
Previously, Shelly was the Executive Director at Four Corners Main Street, a small non-profit focused on commercial revitalization and small business development. This position included community organizing, urban planning, advocating for public and private investment and connecting small businesses with technical assistance. She served on the board of MAHA for over 5 years and has been a housing advocate for the organization since 1999. Shelly came to Boston from California, via Philadelphia, with small business management experience and sensitivity to building up the economic capacity and built environments of communities. Shelly has a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from UC Davis, a master's degree in economic development from Eastern University and an MBA from Babson College.
Contact Shelly Goehring at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP):
857-317-8525 / email@example.com