They are firefighters and schoolteachers, farmers and carpenters, plumbers and bank tellers and artists. They are our neighbors and friends, our grandparents and grandchildren. They are us. And they can’t afford to live here, where they work every day, where they grew up.
A healthy community is home to people of wide-ranging talents, backgrounds and ages. The rich and diverse fabric of our communities is in grave danger of unraveling; the lack of reasonably-priced housing is the reason. We can and must work together to create housing options for all of us.
What is HousingUs?
HousingUs is the collaborative effort of nonprofit organizations and community leaders to promote broad-based affordable housing options in towns throughout the northwest corner of Connecticut, northeast Dutchess and Columbia counties in New York, and southern Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
HousingUs is governed by an advisory board [PDF, 142KB] that includes highly motivated local community representatives dedicated to its mission.
The mission of HousingUs is to dramatically increase the rate of affordable housing development in the rural communities of the tri-state region. HousingUs advances this mission by working in tandem with local communities to:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
We are pleased to invite nonprofits, community organizations and public agencies to submit a proposal to plan and convene outreach activities that bring residents together to explore the interrelated issues of affordable housing, economic development and town center vitality. The details of our request are contained in our downloadable
Request for Proposals [PDF, 1.15 MB]. The deadline for submission is August 26, 2016.
HOW CAN I GIVE TO HOUSINGUS?