News, Ideas & Impact

May 12, 2021

Way Finders Shows Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity Partner Families the Way Home Through Education

Written by: Brandice J. O'Brien/Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

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March 22, 2021

With $14 million in hand, CDCSB project helps town meet state affordable housing goals

A newly funded housing project will help Great Barrington get closer to state goals for affordable housing and address a critical need for southern Berkshire County and the region, officials say.

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March 5, 2021

Greater Springfield Regional Housing Analysis Report

The first report of a multi-phase project studying Pioneer Valley housing issues was released today by the UMass Donahue Institute, Way Finders, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Springfield Housing Study Advisory Committee.

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March 4, 2021

Study examines COVID-19’s impact on housing market in Springfield

A recent housing study has found more than half of all renters in The Pioneer Valley are “cost burdened.”

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March 4, 2021

Springfield official, organizations describe deep need for rent and utility assistance during COVID pandemic

City officials and organizations that help the homeless and poor said this week there remains a dire need for financial assistance and guidance as families cope with rent arrears and the threat of evictions.

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March 4, 2021

Springfield official, organizations describe deep need for rent and utility assistance during COVID pandemic

City officials and organizations that help the homeless and poor said this week there remains a dire need for financial assistance and guidance as families cope with rent arrears and the threat of evictions.

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March 2, 2021

State awards $46-million for affordable housing development

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) on Tuesday announced the latest affordable housing awards.

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February 1, 2021

$500,000 in new Wells Fargo Relief Aid to Help Western Massachusetts Small Businesses Impacted by Covid-19

Wells Fargo has announced that Common Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has received $500,000 from its Open for Business Fund to help underserved area small businesses impacted by the economic struggles caused by COVID-19.

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January 14, 2021

Way Finders Receives $195,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Way Finders was awarded a three-year grant for $195,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to continue working with community advocates to advance age-friendly policies in Springfield. 

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June 30, 2020

Gov. Baker announces $20 million in rental, mortgage assistance during coronavirus pandemic

The Baker administration on Tuesday announced an emergency housing program that would offer to $20 million in rental and mortgage assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

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