The Berkshire Eagle 
Apr 11, 2021
She couldn't make
a down payment.
Great Barrington
came to the rescue.

 By Heather Bellow      

        

GREAT BARRINGTON — Gina Beligni is in the sunlit kitchen of her new home, trying to dial down the excitement of her two pit bulls, Jasper and Brody, as she explains that she’s never had such a nice place to live.

      She had spent the last few years trying to downsize, and righting her finances and credit after a divorce left her with a Sandisfield home that she couldn’t afford to carry or repair. She managed to dig herself out of a financial mess, and sold the home, capitalizing on a sellers real estate market that also made it hard for her to buy a new house.

Berkshire Trade & Commerce — May, 2021
Central Berkshire Habitat expands southward with
20-unit development

 

Project to be developed in stages over several years

 By John Townes  

          

AT A TIME when the need for affordable housing has become increasingly critical in the Berkshires, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity has expanded its geographic focus with a new project in Great Barrington.

      In January, the Great Barrington Affordable Housing Trust Fund approved Habitat as the designated developer of a new mixed-income, clustered neighborhood of 14-20 houses in up to 16 structures on a 7.5 acre site off North Plain Road (Route 41) in the village of Housatonic.