Are you responsible for responding to housing complaints or enforcing housing-related laws and regulations in your community?
MAPHIT— Housing helps local public health officials understand and apply inspection and enforcement standards that protect the health, safety, and well-being of occupants and the general public.
About this course:
Massachusetts Public Health Inspector Training: Housing is designed to train public health and housing officials to comprehensively and uniformly enforce housing-related laws and regulations, including State Sanitary Codes (SSC) 105 CMR 400.000: General Administrative Procedures and 410.000: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation, which we will refer to as 400 and 410, respectively.
- Inspectors from municipal and state agencies charged with enforcement of housing- related laws and regulations and laws as well as attorneys, court personnel, and others who work on housing-related matters.
Anticipated Hours to complete course: ~6.5 hours
After enrolling in MAPHIT-Housing, you will take a series of On Your Time trainings covering Administrative Search Warrants, Bed Bugs, Hoarding, Housing Programs for Regulators, and Mold, and more. Upon completion of ~6.5 hours of training, with a minimum score of 80% learners will receive a certificate of completion.
- Audience: Municipal and state agency personnel charged with enforcement of housing and related laws and regulations, as well as attorneys, court personnel, and others who work on housing-related matters.
- Format: Online, self-paced
- Price: Free
- Length: 6.5 hours
- Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN and RS
National Environmental Health Association REHS/RS
- Competencies: Basic Public Health Sciences
- Learning level: Performance
- Companion trainings:None
Housing conditions can impact the health and safety of occupants and others. Through a coordinated effort, state and local public health agencies establish a framework for housing programs. These programs strive to protect the health, safety and well-being of housing occupants and the general public. Local boards of health (LBOH) should respond to all housing complaints in their community and work in partnership with owners, occupants and other government and community agencies to comprehensively and uniformly enforce housing-related laws and regulations, including State Sanitary Codes (SSC) 105 CMR 400.000: General Administrative Procedures (400) and 410.000: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation (410).
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What you’ll learn
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the relationship between health and housing
- Identify violations of standards found in 410
- Cite appropriate sections of 410 when violations are observed
- Complete a housing inspection and the associated Inspection Form, according to 400 and 410 standards
- Write and serve Correction Orders, according to 400 and 410 standards
- Resolve housing complaints and inspections that reveal violations of 410 standards
- Identify additional housing-related resources available to LBOH, owners, and occupants
Subject Matter Experts
Assistant Director, Community Sanitation Program (CSP), Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (retired)
Assistant Director, Housing Program
Boston Inspectional Services
Amy Riordan, MDPH
Field Supervisor, CSP, BEH
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)
This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant 4500-1002. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.