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Your ticket purchase will help us build the next affordable home. One ticket is only $10, but you can buy five for $25 or ten for $40. Help us to continue providing affordable housing in the Northern Berkshires. 

Raffle tickets for the shed may be purchased here

Tickets may also be purchased at our office at 61 Main Street, Suite 246, North Adams from 9 am until noon (Mon-Fri). Need more information? Visit https://go.rallyup.com/aea486 or call 774-212-7863. 

The shed can be seen at 762 Main Street in Williamstown. 

A big Thank You to George Mott, owner of Sheds-N-Stuff, for moving the shed to Main Street!

Moving the shed

 

If you win, an 8 x 10 shed will be delivered to your property.

Assuming reasonable access and a reasonable distance from the Northern Berkshires, the shed will be delivered to your property free of charge.

For more information, visit https://go.rallyup.com/aea486

 

 

See what's new in our August Newsletter

Please take a minute to browse through our newsletter.

Click on the images to the left to enlarge. 

 

Summary:

 

Page one  - Paul Austin has announced his retirement at the completion of the Cole Ave Habitat Home, and we dedicate the front page of the newsletter to him. Paul has been in a leadership position for the Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity affiliate for eighteen years. Read about his journey from the early years to the present.

 

Page two - The Cole Ave Habitat Home is available. Read about how to apply and the details for eligibility. Also, page two has an article about what a home means. This is a summary of what new homeowners say after applying for a Habitat Home. 

At the bottom of page two is an ad about a shed raffle now in progress. Tickets can be purchased at https://go.rallyup.com/aea486. Good luck!

 

Page three - "This is our 30th Anniversary" discusses the success of Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity since 1990. "Why do I volunteer" is an excellent article by Barbara Carr about her experience as a Habitat Volunteer. 

Also on page three is a list of the Board of Directors and "Cars for Homes" ad. Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity benefits from each car donated. (If you want to donate your car, just call 877-227-4344.)

 

Page four - This page is about the construction progress on Cole Ave - along with pictures of our dedicated volunteers in action.

 

Thank you Dana Bixby - Architecture, Trinity Engineering, and BEK Associates, for your generous donations of professional services.
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The Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, has said, “Every wall has two lives.” Architecture is about how we make openings in the walls around us or between us. Openings give us the possibility of moving. Openings help us see. Openings connect the world on two sides of a wall. When we move through a wall, we know more because we know both sides. In moving through space, along a path that is created, I am grateful when movement and space find each other because of a wall and its openings and we have discovered the excitement of architecture.

Corporate Partner

Dana Bixby Architecture
P.O. Box 556
24 Swamp Road
01266 MA
United States

Trinity Engineering & Technical Services, LLC has, since 1997, provided civil and environmental engineering services in southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, upstate New York and beyond. Using our client centric approach, we focus our efforts on the needs of your project. We can quickly identify the engineering and permitting issues affecting your project in order to provide you with the services you need. From the conceptual planning stage to final completion, we use the proven practices and the latest technology to deliver quality, value and service to each of our clients.

Corporate Partner

Trinity Engineering
751 Main Road
05352 VT
United States

BEK Associates is a local land surveying business. They have provided surveying services on our current Williamstown project as well as on past projects and on site selection.

Corporate Partner

BEK Associates
9 Curtis Avenue
01226 MA
United States

We will soon be starting the construction of the Habitat Home on Cole Ave in Williamstown. If you would like to register to volunteer, please call us at 413-664-4440. Thank you!

How can you get involved?  There are a variety of ways! 

  • Construction - I can swing a hammer (or willing to learn)
  • Fundraising - I can help find funding or organize fundraising events
  • Marketing - I can help get out the Habitat message?
  • Materials - My company can donate/discount materials for house construction
  • Supervisors and experienced help with specific skills are also neededelectricians, plumbers, roofers, heavy equipment operators. If you fall into this category, please contact Paul Austin at 802-694-1606 or email paustin@fairpoint.net. Thank you!

No matter how you decide to become involved, you will meet great people who find tremendous satisfaction from working together and helping others.

If interested, please use the form below, call 413-664-4440, or email us at nbhabitat@msn.com Thank you!

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We'd like to thank...

The Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, has said, “Every wall has two lives.” Architecture is about how we make openings in the walls around us or between us. Openings give us the possibility of moving. Openings help us see. Openings connect the world on two sides of a wall. When we move through a wall, we know more because we know both sides. In moving through space, along a path that is created, I am grateful when movement and space find each other because of a wall and its openings and we have discovered the excitement of architecture.

Corporate Partner

Dana Bixby Architecture
P.O. Box 556
24 Swamp Road
01266 MA
United States

BEK Associates is a local land surveying business. They have provided surveying services on our current Williamstown project as well as on past projects and on site selection.

Corporate Partner

BEK Associates
9 Curtis Avenue
01226 MA
United States

Trinity Engineering & Technical Services, LLC has, since 1997, provided civil and environmental engineering services in southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, upstate New York and beyond. Using our client centric approach, we focus our efforts on the needs of your project. We can quickly identify the engineering and permitting issues affecting your project in order to provide you with the services you need. From the conceptual planning stage to final completion, we use the proven practices and the latest technology to deliver quality, value and service to each of our clients.

Corporate Partner

Trinity Engineering
751 Main Road
05352 VT
United States

As we prepare to break ground for the first Cole Avenue house, we are looking for donations to get the project jump-started.
The Williamstown Affordable Housing Trust, in collaboration with Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, is pleased to announce a funding program for minor home improvements for income-qualified Williamstown residents.

The Brush with Kindness Program pairs Habitat for Humanity volunteers with those needing minor home repairs (painting, light carpentry, access ramp). The Williamstown Affordable Housing Trust provides funding to pay for the building materials needed for the project (wood, paint, hardware). Grants range up to $2500 per project.

To apply for a Brush with Kindness Grant or receive more information, please contact Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity at 413-664-4440 or email NBHabitat@msn.com with any questions.

To volunteer to help work on the Brush with Kindness Program or other Habitat for Humanity projects, call the NB Habitat Office: 413-664-4440 or email NBHabitat@msn.com

The purpose of the Williamstown Affordable Housing Trust shall be to provide for the creation and preservation of affordable housing in the Town of Williamstown for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households.

For more information on the Williamstown Affordable Housing Trust, please contact Town Hall: 413-458-3500.