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Housing Families
Strengthening Community

High housing costs and a shortage of
affordable rental properties
is taking a toll on our neighbors.


Construct is needed now more than ever.
And now more than ever, we need you.

Housing Families
Strengthening Community

High housing costs and a shortage of affordable rental properties is taking a toll on our neighbors.


Construct is needed
now more than ever.
And now more than ever,
we need you.

President Biden Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to extend the federal eviction moratorium through at least March 2021. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced that extension until at least March 31 on January 20, stating that because “COVID-19 continues to spread in America at a concerning pace…we must take action to get cases down and keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings – like shelters – where COVID-19 can take an even stronger foothold.”


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Pedal It Forward


A bike lottery open to south Berkshire County residents who are essential workers, who qualify for affordable housing, and who are lacking in reliable transportation. Four new bikes with racks will be awarded. Questions:


For questions about housing pre-applications, please contact Kathy Wiggins by email or call 413.429.4348.


For questions about rental assistance, please contact Courtney Kimball by email at or call 413.429.4143.


For questions about eviction, call 2-1-1 or log online:

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program (C-19RAP)


Dedicated rental assistance for Great Barrington and Lenox residents adversely affected by Covid-19 whose income is up to 100% of the area median income.

Programa de asistencia de alquiler COVID-19 (C-19RAP)


Asistencia de alquiler dedicada para los residentes de Great Barrington y Lenox afectados negativamente por Covid-19 cuyos ingresos representan hasta el 100% del ingreso medio del área.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Microloan


Loans of up to $2,500 to residents adversely affected by Covid-19 whose income is between 80% to 120% of the median income. Ten to twelve families will be served.

Micropréstamo de asistencia para el alquiler COVID-19


Préstamos de hasta $ 2,500 a residentes afectados negativamente por Covid-19 cuyos ingresos estén entre el 80% y el 120% de los ingresos medios. Se atenderá de diez a doce familias.

Thanks to all who have joined our family of Mayfest supporters!

You have given so generously at a time when so many more are struggling. Your response has encouraged us to provide even more support to our neighbors who need it most. Today, we raise a glass to you, to all the wonderful Mayfest restaurants, our volunteers and staff.


as of 5/20/20

Lead Sponsor

The Jack and Jane Fitzpatrick Trust
The Green Foundation
Greg and Anupama Poole
Deborah and William Ryan



Bill and Hinda Bodinger
Robin and Elizabeth McGraw
Elizabeth and Gene Rosenberg
Anne Schnesel
Fairview Hospital



Bob Bogomolny and Janice Toran
Todd and Neely Cather
The EACH Foundation
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving



Michael Alper and Bruce Moore
Tony Chojnowski and Joe Goodwin
Bobbie Hallig
Barbara and Roger Manring
Elaine and Ben Silberstein



Ben Boyd and Dennis Adamson
Paul and Katie Burns
Fred and Karen Clark
Peter Cherneff and Hester Velmans
Neil and Kathy Chrisman
Joel Marcus and Carol Davis
Hellman Shearn & Arienti LLP
Jeffrey and Claudia Keenan
Judy and Allan Marash
George and Carol Minkoff
Brian and Sadi O’Rourke
Susie and Don Roeder
Steven and Helice Picheny
Keith and Arleen Seidman
Fredrick and Karen Smith
Paula Wardynski
White Engineering


Aquatic Designs, Inc
Stacey Billups
Scott and Ellen Hand
Evan and Sarah Hardcastle
In memory of Dorian Held
Nancy King
Sara Koffman
Marion Rosenfeld Jones and Tom Jones
Callie Mack
Elaine and Stephen Mack
Chris and Dawn Masiero
Jonathan Mayers
Mary Rogers
Service League of The First Congregational Church of Stockbridge
Honey Sharp
The Velmans Foundation
Shirley Yohalem
Susan Abromowitz
Aaron Gurwitz



David and Pam Alper
Dermatology Center of The Berkshires
Tom Farley Land Design
Neil and Elizabeth Hirsch
Alan and Elizabeth Jaffe
Merle and Leo Kailas
Yolanda and David Klein
Toby Levine
McFarlane Office Products
Barbara Schulman
Gay Tucker
Hester Velmans
Stephen White
Debbie Williams