1) Go localMost towns have a housing trust, Habitat for Humanity chapter, or another organization working to provide more affordable housing options. We have all of the contact information you need to find out what these organizations are up to and how you can best support their efforts.
2) Build itIf you have the space in your home, barn or garage, an “accessory” apartment can provide an attractive, affordable housing option for renters and can bring in additional income for you. Our sample guide will take you step–by–step through the process of creating and renting an apartment in your home.
3) Fund itContribute to your local housing organization or to HousingUs, a tri–state collaborative effort of nonprofit organizations and community leaders working to promote broad-based affordable housing options in towns throughout the area, and we’ll help your community with its housing efforts.
4) Tell us your storyWe have found a lot of people with stories about their difficulties finding reasonably–priced quality housing in the Berkshire Taconic region. We invite you to share your stories with us, as we work to create a better and more specific understanding of actual needs to be addressed.
5) Stay informedGet the latest news, updates and resources to help us all better understand and articulate the various issues surrounding the affordable housing debate. And we’ll let you know how your town and others nearby are dealing with housing–related issues as they happen.
For more information, contact Jocelyn Ayer, of HousingUs, at 413.229.0370 x105 or firstname.lastname@example.org