IMPORTANT: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has changed the application process for emergency rental and mortgage assistance! Click here to learn more.
Barbara & Dan - From Impasse to Solution
Barbara and Dan moved to their home in Amherst in 2007 with an eye toward the future, as they hope to reside in it for as long as they can. But in recent years, Dan, who has a heart condition, ran into challenges.
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.
For Jessica Ramirez, who recently reflected on her journey with the Way Finders Family Self-Sufficiency Program, the past few years have brought some momentous changes. Punctuated by “little miracles,” “positive vibes,” “happy tears,” and “open doors.” Which, collectively, have helped her overcome struggles and fears of failing.
Taking bold steps—going out of her comfort zone for the benefit of her family—has been a recurring theme for Family Self-sufficiency Program participant Kyana Cunningham.
Funding Awards for New Rental Housing Expand Way Finders’ Impact
Way Finders is pleased to announce that two new Way Finders developments—Rosewood Way in Agawam and Plaza Apartments in South Hadley—have been awarded state funding and will be moving toward construction.
Springfield Walk Audit In Upper Hill Neighborhood With WalkBoston
On June 11, 2021 WalkBoston joined Way Finders and 15 local community members to complete an in-person walk audit of the Upper Hill neighborhood in Springfield, MA.
Newsletter | June 2021
In this issue:
- A Message from Keith Fairey, President & CEO : A Call to Action and a Time of Transformative Change, COVID-19 Emergency Assistance, Meet Millie Colon, Accountable Care Organizations Manager, From Shelter to Affordable Housing - Jetsabeth Rodriguez, Family Self-Sufficiency - Celines Ramos, Donor Highlight - Health New England Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Mini Grant
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.
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.
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.