News, Ideas & Impact

September 16, 2018

Butternut Farm Community Tag Sale

Butternut Farm is a mixed-income development featuring 27 apartments. Many units offer decks or patios as well as laundry facilities, storage areas, play areas, and parking spaces. Over the past year, the community at Butternut Farm has evolved due to Way Finders' new Resident Engagement Initiative. On Sunday, September 16th, Butternut Farm held its first Community Tag Sale.

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September 14, 2018

Arts Night Out at Live 155

On Friday, September 14th, Live 155 Apartments unveiled five local art pieces that are incorporated into the interior and exterior of the building during Northampton's monthly "Arts Night Out."

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September 12, 2018

More than just a building: Live 155 offers public art

Live 155, at 155 Pleasant, has more to offer than apartments and office space: It’s a place where public art is an important part of the structure.

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August 31, 2018

The Healthy Hill Initiative in Action

Hi, I'm Beatrice Dewberry, Community Building and Engagement Manager at Way Finders. I have the good fortune to manage the Healthy Hill Initiative. It's a five year public health initiative that focuses on one neighborhood in Springfield, the Old Hill neighborhood. We were able to secure funding through the BUILD Health Challenge in 2015 for a two-year planning grant. And then, through community and investment tax credit funds, we were able to leverage those credits to secure additional funding through Baystate Health, to actually implement the Healthy Hill Initiative.

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August 30, 2018

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Sponsors HiSET Classes for Way Finders Clients

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts awarded Way Finders a grant to provide HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) preparation classes to 15 participants in their stabilization and shelter programs, free of charge.

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July 23, 2018

Restoration Worship Center Brings 100 Backpacks to Children at Way Finders’ Residential Resource Center

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May 31, 2018

Illustrator Peter O Zierlein’s “Thrive” Sculptural Wall Art for Live 155

Northampton, MA—Massachusetts’s based artist Peter O Zierlein has be creating work for 26 years, most notably for publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Print Magazine, Der Spiegel, and Die Zeir Berliner Zeitung. 

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May 1, 2018

Charles Winston and his Road to Homeownership

Charles came to Way Finders in 1997. At that time, he was unemployed and needed our assistance to secure a Section 8 housing voucher. Years later, Charles, now a single father, learned about his opportunity to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program – and that was the beginning of his journey to where he is today.

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May 1, 2018

Way Finders Relocation Creates More Momentum in Both Ends of the City

Media Coverage | May 1, 2018

Business West: Written by George O'Brian

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February 28, 2018

Live 155 - Over $100K rebate for multi-family construction

Live 155, a multifamily affordable housing project located in Northampton, MA, recently chose to install a commercial-scale ductless mini-split system for the 58,000 square foot development, comprised of 70 residential units and ground floor retail space.The developer,Way Finders, leveraged a $105,000 rebate from MassCEC to support the selection and installation of 70 air source heat pumps, also called mini-splits. Peter A. Gagliardi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Way Finders noted that Way Finders is proud of the Live 155.
building design by PFRA+LDa and the construction work by
Western Builders and its electrical sub-contractor MJ Moran.
Heating and cooling Live 155 apartments with mini-splits offers
a great combination of energy efficiency, reasonable operating
costs, and a high degree of resident comfort."

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