Pioneer Valley towns receive money for public housing improvements Reply

Eighteen Pioneer Valley communities will be receiving funds for their respective housing authorities thanks to capital awards being distributed by the commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

“Affordable public housing is in high demand across the state,” said Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Aaron Gornstein in a press release announcing the funding. “These additional dedicated funds will provide local housing authorities with new tools and funding to extend the life of our current housing stock and also more quickly house seniors and families looking for affordable housing.”

The Patrick administration will be dispersing four types of funding to upgrade buildings for energy and water conservation, to make health & safety improvements, to renovate vacant units that need costly rehabilitation, and to help housing authorities to make 5% of their units fully accessible.

Funding for health and safety improvements is what most Pioneer valley communities that received a portion of the $11 million distributed by the commonwealth for public housing improvements.  Chicopee, Montague, and Westfield received awards for sustainability improvements and health and safety improvements, while Ware was the only Pioneer Valley town that received money to rehabilitate a vacant unit. 

Here is a list of Pioneer Valley towns that will receive funding.

Town

Amount

Type of Funding

Agawam

$20,000

Health and Safety

Amherst

$7,791

Health and Safety

Chicopee

$152,778*

Sustainability/ Health and Safety

East Longmeadow

$24,600

Health and Safety

Easthampton

$35,300

Health and Safety

Granby

$13,420

Health and Safety

Holyoke

$8,000

Health and Safety

Ludlow

$9,000

Health and Safety

Monson

$25,000

Health and Safety

Montague

$29,629*

Sustainability/Health and Safety

Northampton

$42,150

Health and Safety

Orange

$10,880

Health and Safety

Palmer

$5,486

Health and Safety

Springfield

$53,050

Health and Safety

Ware

$9,149

Vacant Unit Rehab

West Springfield

$9,800

Health and Safety

Westfield

$180,000*

Sustainability/Health and Safety

Wilbraham

$9,500

Health and Safety

 *This award is a total. To see how much money was awarded for each type of funding, click here.

If you are planning on buying or selling a home in the Pioneer Valley, make your first call to Michael Seward at 413-531-7129. Michael Seward is a Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Buyers Agent, a Certified Loss Mitigation Specialist, a Certified New Homes Specialist, and Green designee of the National Association of REALTORS®.

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