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Local & Regional Housing Resources

Below is a list of contact information and website links for the local and regional housing organizations in your town. To find out more and to learn how you can support them in their efforts, please visit their websites or call them.

Cornwall Housing Corporation
Contact: Maggie Cooley

Foundation for Norfolk Living
Contact: Lou Barbagallo

Goshen Housing Trust, Inc.
Contact: Chris Sanders

Habitat for Humanity (NW CT Chapter)
Contact: Tracy Atwood

Kent Affordable Housing
Contact: Bill Bachrach

Salisbury Housing Committee
Sarum Village and Faith House
Contact: Frank Catuccio, Site Manager

Salisbury Housing Trust
Contact: Leo Gafney

Sharon Housing Trust
Contact: Melinda Sweet

Sharon Housing Authority
Sharon Ridge
Contact: Charlie Snyder, Management Agent

Tyringham Housing Association
Contact: Terry McIntosh

Affordable Housing Committee of Williamstown
Contact: Charles Monetti

Berkshire Housing
Contact: Elton O. Ogden, President
413.499.1630 x 105

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire
Great Barrington, MA
Contact: Tim Geller, Executive Director

Construct, Inc
Contact: Cara Davis, Executive Director

Free Legal Clinic of South Berkshire County
Contact: Eve Schatz, Executive Director

Housing Resources of Columbia County, Inc.
Hudson, NY
Contact: Stephanie Lane, Executive Director

Hudson River Housing, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Contact: Mary Linge, Director of Home Ownership & Education

Women’s Institute of Housing & Economic Development
Middletown, CT
Contact: Mollye Wolahan, Deputy Director-Housing


Windsor Service Center
100 Northfield Drive, 4th floor
Windsor, CT 06095-4729

Mary Grasso, Area Director
Phone: 860.688.7725 x 4
Fax: 860.688.7979
Email: mary.grasso@ct.usda.gov

Tolland, Middlesex, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield Counties
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday


USDA Rural Development
451 West St
Amherst, MA 01002
Mr. Jonathan Healy, State Director
Email: jay.healy@ma.usda.gov
Phone: 413.253.4300

Leonard J. Shuzdak, Jr., Area Director
Phone: 413.585.1000

New York

USDA/Rural Development serving Columbia and Dutchess, NY counties
Suite 104, 1st Floor, 225 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940-6569

Ronda Falkena, Area Manager
George Popp, Senior Level Specialist
Phone: 845.343.1872 x 4

2013 Seminar & Workshop Series: Planning for Future Development in Northeastern Dutchess County

"Housing Dutchess- Building a 21st Century Housing Stock"

April 23, 2013
View the presentation by Anne Saylor, Dutchess County Planning and Development.
View the presentaion by Joseph Czajka, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. 

Taking the time to look in detail at past population and current development trends in northeastern Dutchess County while providing a glimpse of the future opportunities to address the most pressing local issues such as housing, workforce development, and transportation, panelists Anne Saylor of the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development and Joseph Czajka of the Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, will engage the audience in a discussion which is certain to be relevant to all of those who attend. 

Visioning, Planning and Zoning for the Future

May 21, 2013
View "The Truth About Affordable Housing" by Anne Saylor, Dutchess County Planning and Development.

Anne Saylor and Mary Linge of Hudson River Housing will focus on the role of local government, planning, zoning and housing committees to address issues of sustainability, economic development, and housing with regard to master plan updates and zoning revisions.

New York State Rural Housing Funding Opportunities

June 18, 2013

NYS agency representatives will present funding sources and community and economic development strategies specifically for rural NYS communities. This seminar will be facilitated by Matthew Nelson, New York State, Office of Homes and Community Renewal and Blair Sebastian, New York Rural Housing Coalition.

Land Use, Housing and Community Development - Pace University Land Use Law Center

June 8, 2013
Training Program, Short Course

A four hour sustainable development training program designed to meet the needs of the municipal officials, planning, zoning and housing committees. This session will be tailored to deal with the specific issues of the participants. Pace Land Use Law Center staff will train local board members, staff, or citizen leaders on a variety of land use topics, including housing options - tools and techniques. The interactive workshops are designed to benefit both new and experienced members. 

We should be able to find diversity in our own hometowns. Providing affordable housing options is the right thing to do.

Roger Akeley
Commissioner of
Planning and
Dutchess County, NY