image description

Pittsfield City Council Accepts CPA Funds for Housing Assistance

The City Council voted this week to accept an order from the mayor to appropriate $110,000 from the Community Preservation Act Fund for an emergency housing assistance program.

image description

Clarksburg Applying for Housing Rehabilitation Grant Funds

The Select Board on Wednesday voted to sign on to a Community Development Block Grant application with the towns of Lee and Lenox for housing rehabilitation. The application is due on March 6.

image description

HOI Transfers Sun Cleaners to North Adams

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, which also serves as the HOI board, met with attorney Elisabeth Goodman a week ago to go over some of the final steps the board must take to disband.

image description

Cheshire Gets Block Grant Update From Berkshire Regional Planning

One aspect of the federal CDBG program is aimed at helping low to moderate income households rehabilitate their properties.

image description

Completion of Dry Cleaner Testing Smooths Way for HOI Closure

The hangup has been the problematic Sun Cleaners property that's taken more than two years now to settle. But with an environmental report finally complete, the Housing Authority anticipates dissolving HOI next month.

image description

Pittsfield Council Vote Down Tyer's Home Improvement Program

The City Council picked up Mayor Linda Tyer's latest new initiative to provide help for home improvement programs, tossed it in a toter, and rolled it to the curb. The council voted down "At Home in Pittsfield," a program that eyed using $250,000 in money from the General Electric Economic Development Fund to provide zero-interest loans for residents looking to make exterior improvements to their homes.

image description

Pittsfield Council Subcommittee Supports Tyer's Home Renovation Program

Mayor Linda Tyer's At Home in Pittsfield program has the support of the City Council's Community and Economic Development subcommittee on Tuesday. The mayor is asking for $250,000 from the General Electric Economic Development plan for the program eyed to spur renovations to homes. The funds would then be available as zero-interest loans for homeowners or those purchasing a home to make repairs to the exterior of the homes.

image description

Tyer Pitches Program To Help Residents Make Home Improvements

Mayor Linda Tyer is looking to help residents who improve their homes. Tyer announced "At Home in Pittsfield," a program in which the city will provide zero-interest loans to residents for undertaking certain home improvement projects. The effort is one aimed to improve the again housing stock in the city.

image description

North Adams Housing Authority Anticipates One More Sun Cleaners Test

Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn told the commission Monday that the transfer of 111 River St. to the city is getting closer, and an end to the six-year effort to dissolve HOI is in sight.

image description

Cheshire Receives Housing Grant

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi read a letter from the state Tuesday that notified the town that has received $998,000 that will be split proportionally between Cheshire and New Marlborough.

More Stories