The vision of affordable housing for everyone became crystalized for Construct with Mayfest 2015 and “The House that Ernie Built”. Virtual bricks were sold that laid the foundation for Forest Springs and future housing developments. Over 50 people have bought bricks over the years and we see that same type of vision taking Forest Springs from meeting basic needs to building community –one brick, one family at a time.
Thanks to many funding sources including Great Barrington Community Preservation Act, The Federal Home Loan Bank, Mass Housing, Facilities Consolidation Fund The Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Berkshire Bank, The Jane & Jack Fitzpatrick Trust and many generous private donors, Construct is ready to begin construction on Forest Springs soon.
However to make Forest Springs truly energy efficient, durable and desirable over the long haul, we have additional goals to meet. The adjacent poster outlines those goals that can be achieved in large lump sums or one ceiling fan at a time. Please consider making a meaningful donation to make these apartments into homes for new neighbors.