Highland Woods will be ready for occupancy in early 2016. This 40-unit community will offer one- and two-bedroom apartments to those with incomes up to 60% of Area Medium Income. Eight apartments will offer deeper subsidies.
Highland Woods is the result of a collaboration among Williams College, Berkshire Housing & Development Corporation (BHDC), The Women’s Institute for Housing & Economic Development, Williamstown Elderly Housing, and Higher Ground.
Williams College, a private, four-year liberal arts college founded in Williamstown in 1793, generously donated the 4-acre parcel of land on which Highland Woods will be built.
BHDC is a 43 year-old, private non-profit housing and community development organization based in Pittsfield, MA. BHDC’s mission and objectives are focused on increasing housing options by developing or preserving affordable housing and by expanding rental assistance and homelessness prevention resources.
The Women’s Institute, based in Boston, MA, and Hartford, CT, is a national, award-winning affordable housing development organization whose core mission is to promote economic opportunity and build strong communities by developing safe, affordable and supportive housing for individuals and families.
As the owner of the adjacent Proprietors Fields senior housing community, Williamstown Elderly Housing is a stakeholder in the Highland Woods project. The two properties will coordinate activities and services and will share staff. Both will be managed by Berkshire Housing.
Those wishing information about rental applications for call Berkshire Housing and Development Corporation at 413.499.1630, ext. 123.