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Housing Refresher Course - Application deadline: April 8

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Housing Refresher Course - Spring 2024 OLRH

The MDPH Office of Local and Regional Health is funding another round of the Housing Refresher training with the Massachusetts Health Officers Association as the training organizer. A brief application process will be used to allocate limited spots. Please read through the details carefully and complete the application below. 

Course Description

MA PHIT Housing Refresher is strategically designed to provide an overview of the updates to the Massachusetts Housing Code, and refresh participants' knowledge of conducting housing inspections. This program aims to assist LPH professionals in preparing to meet field training requirements for housing.

Please note - this course is ONLY for people who previously completed the classroom portion of MA PHIT Housing and have not yet completed the field training portion. DO NOT apply if you haven't participated in the MA PHIT Housing classroom course or if you previously received a certificate of completion for MA PHIT Housing.


Virtual sessions will run on April 23 (part 1) and April 25 (part 2) from 9 am to 12 noon.

Participants must attend both days. This is an interactive course that is not suitable for attending by phone. A computer with a camera and microphone are required for active participation.

Course Instructors 

Paul Halfmann and Katharine Dagle, MDPH Senior Housing Specialist Trainer

Application deadline: April 8th 2024, 5 pm

Notification: April 12th, 2024

Participant fee: Free

Register here

 Housing Refresher flyer for sharing

Questions? Contact Jennifer Tsoi, MHOA Program Specialist at


Stay tuned for more information about these local public health intensive trainings!

Local Public Health Intensive Training (LPHIT) Housing course

Session 1: May 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 (virtual, 3 hours/day)

Session 2: June 18, 20, 21 and 25, 26, 27 (virtual, 3 hours/day)

Local Public Health Intensive Training (LPHIT) Food course

1 Session: May 28, 29, 30 & June 3, 4, 5, (virtual, 3 hours/day) and June 11 (in-person, 6 hours)

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