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Increasingly out of reach? Housing—for residents of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley

April 12, 2022

Visit WAMC for the full conversation.

Why is housing increasingly out of reach—in terms of availability and affordability—for many in our area? 

Way Finders’ President and CEO Keith Fairey, in conversation with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill, shares his take. And speaks to these key Qs: How has our housing marketing changed? What are the effects of the pandemic on housing? What are long term consequences when housing is out of reach? What are the obstacles, the opportunities?

“We have an opportunity now to create more housing options in all communities, and not let it be the burden of cities or certain towns,” said Keith Fairey. “All communities have to share the responsibility of creating the right housing options for the region… whether they be accessory dwelling units, apartment buildings, affordable homeownership. We need to create more options in order to create opportunity for greater mobility in the region.”