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Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Free Tax Preparation

Individuals can drop off tax documents at the no contact site and a certified volunteer will work to prepare the tax return.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Votes Funding Requests

One of the three, a request for $200,000 from the town's Affordable Housing Trust, now includes a commitment from the trustees to grant $40,000 to Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.

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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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Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Raffling Off Shed

Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is raffling off an 8 x 10 shed to help build the next affordable home.

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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.

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Volunteers Needed for Williamstown Habitat House

The home under construction is at the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple Street. Habitat officials hope the first home, on the Cole Avenue side of the lot, will be framed out before the winter weather sets in.

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Habitat for Humanity Close to Finish Line For Decadelong Project

The first of its kind project in the city started in 2009 with the donation of a parcel of land on Deming Street from Berkshire Gas Co.

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Campers From Camp Lenox Help Clean Up Pittsfield's West Side

More than two dozen teenagers from Camp Lenox spent Friday cleaning up the west side of Pittsfield. In partnership with Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, the campers cleaned up Durant Park, Columbus Avenue, and opened up the staircase at the end of Francis Avenue that had become overgrown to help people in the neighborhood more easily get to Big Y and CVS.

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Habitat, Affordable Housing Trust Break Ground on Williamstown Project

DeCarolis and Gleason turned over the first sod though not easily and officials and board members took turns at the shovels as well. Gleason posed with a large sign with the date and plans to continue that practice to mark the project's progress.

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Habitat Launches New Job Training, Home Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity is launching a new program to help both train workers for trades and repair homes. Executive Director Carolyn Valli said the Build and Repair Corp. will be a paid two and a half month training program for those looking to get into the trades. The group will also be taking on various home repair projects throughout the community.

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Habitat Breaks Ground on Long-awaited Gordon-Deming Project

It'll be a series of first for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity when it builds six net-zero energy use condominiums on land on Deming Street. It is the first such project for the organization. It is the first time it had used a panel build day. It is the first time a bank is financing the project. And it is the first for a "homebuilders blitz." The project has been long-awaited but finally broke ground on Friday. And in the end, six families will walk into their first homes for the fir

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