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Resilience + flexibility + transformation—during a time of unprecedented need for our services and support.

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Buying a home is a big step.

Way Finders is here to help first time homebuyers through the process, every step of the way.

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Employment Support

Way Finders is an approved provider of programs that combine housing and employment services. The good news is these programs are easily and readily available. Thanks to these programs hundreds of people have more stable housing and jobs. 

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Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)

The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Featured Communities

Butternut Farms

12 Longmeadow Drive, Amherst, MA. A quiet, rural setting with plenty of open space and easy access to the surrounding communities. Amherst, MA
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Parsons Village

71 Parsons Street, Easthampton, MA Energy-efficient homes in a development designed to enhance community, conserve resources and set a new standard for affordable housing. Easthampton, MA
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Olympia Oaks

85 Olympia Drive, Amherst, MA. A mixed-income community incorporating green space and access to nature, within walking distance of downtown Amherst. Amherst, MA
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Derek and his two sons were homeless

Imagine the desperation of living on the streets with two young children. This was Derek's reality until he was referred to Way Finders. We were able to help him find a short-term housing solution and a temporary job. Several years later, with a long-term job and some unfinished business to tend to, he returned to Way Finders. Derek had always dreamed of owning a home and without help he started to make his dream a reality. We provided financial education and credit counseling while Derek did the heavy lifting. Today, he and his sons have a permanent address and a very bright future. 

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Latest News

Mayor Sarno Provides Additional $300,000 to Way Finders for Mortgage Assistance Program

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan and Housing Director Geraldine McCafferty announced today that the City of Springfield will provide an additional $300,000 to Way Finders for the Mortgage Assistance Program.  more >>

Busy Sparking and Activating Connections in Holyoke

What makes the difference between a “no” and a “maybe” in terms of getting residents involved in community building work? Between watching from the outside or joining the group? Between seeing a challenge as insurmountable or as something to take on with vigor? more >>

As Eviction Moratorium Ends, Housing Assistance Still Available In Massachusetts

A federal moratorium on evictions came to an end this weekend, but housing advocates in Massachusetts say help and millions of dollars in rental assistance are available. more >>

Upcoming Events

Oct 23

Massachusetts Landlord Workshop

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9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Nov 13

Post Purchase Workshop

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9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Nov 13

First-time Homebuyer Workshop

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9:00 am to 2:30 pm

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