To change and save lives through housing options and related services.
A socially vibrant and economically healthy south Berkshire community with housing for everyone, including our most vulnerable residents and vital workforces.
Crisis Intervention & Economic Stabilization: Financial coaching, education, employment assistance & direct assistance to stabilize households financially; Emergency motel stays when other options are not available, especially in extreme weather, when household members are particularly vulnerable or to maintain employment.
Mobility Mentoring: Empath’s approach to building bridges to economic success through holistic goal settings around finance, employment, training/education, housing, health and family.
Housing Counseling: Housing search assistance, advocacy, & support.
Adult Education: HiSet Coaching and test preparation; Financial Empowerment Classes, Recovery, DBT, Mindfulness and Expressive Arts support groups.
Referrals and Collaborative Services: Our most frequent referrals are for health and wellness as benefits administration, transportation and other housing resources.
Transitional Housing: 10 bedroom sober houses that support individuals increase income, achieve sustainable permanent housing and address underlying issues that led to homelessness.
Project Reach: Three scattered site permanent supportive housing units for chronically homeless individuals. Each tenant pays 30% of their adjusted income with the rest subsidized by HUD.
The Town of Egremont approved using part of a parcel set aside for affordable housing in 1989 to receive two houses that will be moved from Manville St to create 4 condominiums to create affordable home ownership and open the door for meeting their affordable housing goals. Move and construction set for March 2019!
Jordan & Genesis House: 10 rooms in two sober living houses in Great Barrington. These houses often a step up from Transitional Housing. At each house there is also an apartment on the property. No project based subsidies exist for this property so individuals can apply Section 8 vouchers.
East St. Apartments: 9 one bedroom units with HOME subsidized set asides for households at 30, 50 & 60% of AMI. One unit is also set aside for an individual with a disability.
Hillside Apartments: 10 mixed 50 & 60% AMI income rental units from one to three bedrooms, owned by CDC of South Berkshire and managed by Construct. HOME.
Pleasant St Apartments: Duplex prioritized for families coming out of homelessness.
Forest Springs: 11 one-three bedroom units with set asides for households coming out of homelessness, living with developmental and mental health disabilities as well as for 30-60% of AMI
Prospect St Duplexes: 4 units subsidized by the USDA for families living below 60% AMI.
Pine Woods: 25 one – four bedroom low income tax credit units for households at or below 80% AMI; 5 Market Rate apartments