Since 2016, the Mel King Institute has been training residents of public housing to participate in decision-making at their Housing Authorities. This work is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, Mass Law Reform Institute, Mass Housing Partnership, the Department of Housing & Community Development, and the Mel King Institute/MACDC.   

A Massachusetts statute called “The Local Housing Authority Act of 2014” requires a training program specifically for residents of public housing, with the goal of “enabling tenant [Board] members and members of local tenant organizations to participate fully in the oversight of the housing authority’s operation and capital planning.” The Mel King Institute has been developing and implementing this training since the fall of 2016.   

Click here for events and resources for Public Housing residents.