Regional Community Development Block Grant Project

GREAT BARRINGTON-SHEFFIELD FY2014 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT UPDATE

BRPC is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the FY2014 Great Barrington-Sheffield Housing Rehabilitation Program.

The Great Barrington-Sheffield Housing Rehabilitation Program (HRP) is managed by Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, and provides home improvement assistance in the form of 0% percent deferred payment loans for low/moderate income homeowners. The maximum award of CDBG funds for a single rehabilitation project is $30,000. Under the Great Barrington-Sheffield Housing Rehabilitation Program, approximately 15 housing units in Housatonic Village and the Town of Sheffield will be rehabilitated. The type of repairs which can be undertaken using Program funds include: roofing, foundation repair, installation of energy efficient windows and doors, insulation, accessibility improvements, plumbing, electrical repair or replacement, septic, water supply, lead paint removal, exterior paint, etc.
All HRP eligible applicants must be owner-occupants whose property is located within the Town of Sheffield or Great Barrington, with preference given to residents living in the Program’s target areas (Housatonic Village and town-wide in Sheffield), and must meet the minimum income requirements.

The Towns of Great Barrington and Sheffield were awarded $803,100 by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The grant includes engineering designs for infrastructure improvements in Housatonic Village, architectural designs for the elimination of accessibility barriers in Sheffield Town Hall and a regional Housing Rehabilitation Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager Patricia Mullins at 413-442-1521 x17 (pmullins@berkshireplanning.org)

Part of Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Initiative