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The Bernstein Theater, Shakespeare and Co

70 Kemble St.

Lenox, MA 01240

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Housing the Berkshires: How to Create Housing for Everybody, Tips Techniques, and Partnerships

8:30 Breakfast & Registration

9:00 Opening remarks by Thomas Matuszko, AICP, Assistant Director Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Peter Taylor, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

9:30 Making Housing Happen: Local Actions that Matter by Connie Kruger, Housing Consultant & Amherst Select Board

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Making the Most of Data and Resources: State, Regional and Local Help is at Hand
Moderated by Patricia Mullins, Community Development Program Manager, BRPC Mark Maloy, BRPC GIS, Data and IT Manager, Carsten Snow, Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

11:15 Affordable Housing Financing, Moderated by Chris Rembold, AICP, Great Barrington Town Planner
Elton Ogden, Executive Director of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation Timothy Geller, Executive Director of the CDC of South Berkshires

12:00 Lunch
Greetings from State Representative Paul Mark, 2nd Berkshire District, Massachusetts
and Workshop Keynote by Susan Terrey, Assistant Undersecretary, MA Dept. of Housing & Community Development

Studio 2

1:00 Massachusetts Abandoned Housing Initiative Kara Cunha, MA Assistant Attorney General MA Attorney General’s Office, Springfield

2:10 Eyes Wide Shut - Keys to an Effective Pre-Acquisition Site Due Diligence Effort
Kevin Maguire; Co-founder, Oxbow Partners, LLC

3:20 CPA and Housing Trusts Andrew Groff, Director of Community Development, Town of Williamstown
Tom Sheldon, Williamstown Housing Trust

Studio 3

1:00 MGL 30B and Real Property Procurement Attorneys Natasha Bizanos-Ashe and Mark Till MA Inspector General’s Office

2:10 Making Housing Fair – the Federal Fair Housing Act and MA Anti-Discrimination Law Shelley Goehring, Program Manager, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

3:20 Zoning Strategies for Housing William Reyelt, MA DHCD, Gwen Miller, AICP, Town Planner, Lenox, Chris Rembold, AICP, Town Planner Great Barrington, MA

4:20 Bringing it all HOME: Talkback, Lessons Learned and Networking

4:30 Adjournment: Please feel free to continue the conversation and good cheer with us at the Old Heritage Tavern, 12 Housatonic Street, Lenox


This workshop is presented by Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, the Towns of Lenox & Great Barrington, the CDC of South Berkshire, Construct Inc., and Age Friendly Berkshires, and is supported by a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundations Housing Us.

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The Bernstein Theater, Shakespeare and Co

70 Kemble St.

Lenox, MA 01240

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