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The Berkshire Eagle     October 7, 2023

A Great Barrington postal worker wins lottery to buy $250,000 house. Now she and her family are helping others
By Heather Bellow

GREAT BARRINGTON — In what she described as “a miracle,” a postal worker and her family of five are the winners of a housing lottery that will allow them to purchase one of the few affordable homes in town.
       The Butler Green family will now be able to purchase a freshly restored Edwardian-era ho
use on Grove Street for $250,000, while working in Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s sweat equity program on other homes for those who also need help buying a house.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE…    April 11, 2022
Central Berkshire Habitat Begins Work
on Great Barrington Home


Volunteers begin restorationwork at a single-family home on Grove Street in Great Barrington for Central Berkshire Habitatfor Humanity.


CENTRAL BERKSHIRE Habitat for Humanity is working on a newly purchased property located at 40 Grove St.  
      This late 1800s home is being renovated as the first step to Habitat providing affordable homeownership in South County.  The town of Great Barrington and its Afforda
ble Housing Trust chose to sell this three-bedroom home to Habitat as part of their ongoing efforts to keep the area affordable for those hard-working families that work in the area.  


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.


The Berkshire Eagle     April 11, 2021

She couldn't makea 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.


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