We are building a coalition to address the housing challenges throughout the Berkshires. Our group of housing professionals, community leaders & stakeholders, and municipal leaders have begun to strategize solutions on issues like:
Aging housing stock-NIMBYism-zoning-short term rentals-housing prices
**OUR OFFICE IS OPEN FOR WALK-IN VISITS TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY 9AM-3PM
PLEASE CONSIDER USING OUR WEBSITE, CALLING, OR EMAILING FOR ASSISTANCE.**
Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC)
(Emergency Financial Assistance)
Application for funding assistance
Mass.gov COVID Response for tenants, landlords & homeowners: Moratorium on evictions and foreclosures forms and other resources
Are you experiencing a housing crisis?
- Are you late on your rent?
- Experiencing an inability to pay future rent?
- Are you being evicted?
- Are you homeless?
- Are your utilities shut off?
Homeowners may apply for the new Homeowner Assistance Fund (MA HAF) Program. Please visit this link to learn more about HAF and to see if you may be eligible. To apply to Mass HAF, visit www.massmortgagehelp.org. A printable flyer can be found here.
Williamstown home owners may also apply below.
All renters can apply for funds directly here:
(If you are moving, please wait to apply until after finding an apartment. Skip to step 2)
Williamstown Residents (tenants & home owners) – CLICK HERE (WERAP / WEMAP Funds application)
For all other Berkshire County towns, CLICK HERE (RAFT application) Available in other languages
Landlords: To apply on behalf of a tenant – CLICK HERE (RAFT Application) Available in other languages
Don't forget your intake form!
Although you can apply for the funds directly, don’t forget the intake form. We want to be sure you benefit from all the services and guidance available at our Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC).
Let’s get started!
Through collaboration and innovation, Berkshire Housing will find solutions to housing for all people across the communities of Berkshire County. We are good neighbors, great navigators, and allies to all.
BHDC is a private non profit organization that serves all of Berkshire County, MA. Since its founding in 1971, it has focused on improving the lives of our residents by creating affordable housing, providing housing services and programs and helping communities access and administer community development projects.
We Are: Good Neighbors . Creative Innovators . Committed Partners . Determined Navigators