Community Development & Housing

Initiatives

CEDAC Home Modification Loan Program

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is the Berkshire County provider for the CEDAC Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP). This state-funded program can fund additions and adaptations to help family members with physical and cognitive limitations live more independently at home. The HMLP helps Massachusetts households finance home accessibility improvements – making it possible for individuals with disabilities and older adults to remain in their own homes and communities.

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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

FY22-23 Sheffield CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program GuideBerkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) assists Berkshire County municipalities in applying for and administering Community Development Block Grants (CDBG),...

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Massachusetts Rural Policy Plan

Rural areas of Massachusetts face different challenges than the rest of the Commonwealth. Unlike the economic growth engine of Greater Boston, rural areas are dealing with issues such as: small, aging and often declining populations; limited fiscal resources and staffing constraints; inadequate infrastructure and mobility options; and acute public health challenges. To help identify strategies and opportunities to address these issues, the Rural Policy Advisory Commission was created by the state Legislature in 2015 with a mission to “enhance the economic vitality of rural communities.”

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Reports

Broadband Maps

Click on a community name to download their map. Adams Alford Becket Cheshire Clarksburg Dalton Egremont Florida Great_Barrington Hinsdale Lanesborough Lee Lenox Monterey Mount_Washington New_Ashford...

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