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Williamstown Housing Board Advised to Focus on 'Below Market' Demographic

The board of the town's Affordable Housing Trust this month was encouraged to focus its activities on creating opportunities for people earning just less than the area median income.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Launches Emergency Mortgage Aid Program

The board of the town's Affordable Housing Trust made some history on Wednesday evening and not just because it became the first town board or committee to meet in person since March 2020.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Sets Parameters for Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

Mirroring the Williamstown Emergency Rental Assistance Program the board created last summer, the new program will provide grants of up to $15,000 to help homeowners economically impacted by the pandemic stay in their homes.

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Williamstown Trust OKs Emergency Mortgage Program; O'Connor Won't Seek Re-Election

The board member in question is Anne O'Connor, who made her colleagues on that panel the first to learn that she will not seek another three-year term on the Select Board this spring.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Looks to Spread Word About Rental Assistance Program

The board of the Affordable Housing Trust on Wednesday talked about how it can reach more potential beneficiaries of its emergency rental assistance program and how it can structure a companion program for homeowners.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Aims to Help Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

The board of the town's Affordable Housing Trust on Wednesday heard a success story about its rental assistance program and discussed how it wants to construct a similar program for homeowners.

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Williamstown CPC Seeks Requests; Big One Is on the Way

The Affordable Housing Trust, which has received CPC funds from town meeting each year since its inception in 2012, decided on Wednesday to this winter submit a request for $175,000 in new funding.

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Affordable Housing Trust Gains New Member, Rental Program Reimbursement

Z. Daniel Gura, a 2006 Williams College graduate who is the director of capital markets and financial systems for Habitat for Humanity International, was appointed to the board in a unanimous vote of the Select Board.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Seeks New Member, Reaches Milestone

The milestone came when the board voted to award the 20th grant since the inception of its Richard DeMayo Mortgage Assistance Program.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Restarts Mortgage Assistance Program

The trustees agreed to hike the maximum award from the WERAP for a second time since it was created in the spring, this time from $2,500 to $4,000.

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Williamstown Rental Assistance Program Ready to Accept Applications

Residents of the town who earn 100 percent of the Area Median Income as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for the grants.

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Williamstown Housing Trust to Partner with Berkshire Housing on Rental Assistance Program

The six trustees designated a working group of three members to work out the final details of the program in hopes of getting it up and running in early May.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Setting Up Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As early as Monday, the board of the Affordable Housing Trust could be ready to move forward with a plan to fund a rental assistance program for residents struggling to pay their bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Williamstown CPC Faces Three Applications Totaling $160,000

The applications, posted on the town's website, come from three bodies: the Sand Springs Recreation Center, the town's Affordable Housing Trust and the town itself. And they total $159,800.

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Williamstown Housing Trust Decides on Ask to Community Preservation Committee

The Affordable Housing Trust has received CPA funding from the town's voters each year since the trust was created. In fact, even longer.