Housing Search Resources

Housing Search

Finding housing and staying housed requires lots of tools and resources. Be sure you are making use of every resources you can.

Financial Tools & Resources

Household Budget (PDF)
This is your first step in determining what your family can afford to spend on rent. Try using this helpful budget list and figure out your regular household expenses.

Food Bank of Western Mass
Use this link to find a local Berkshire food pantry or meal program.

Fuel Assistance
This page of the Berkshire Community Action Council website will help you find out if they can help pay your heating bill.

SNAP and Other Benefits
The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency.

Household Items

Dream Center
Find food, clothing, diapers, pet food, furniture, and so much more. “We will do what we can to help you and your family.”

The Christian Center
The Christian Center seeks to “uplift the community by empowering individuals with dignity, nourishment, and hope.” Find a food pantry, clothing, healthcare, and housing help.

Pregnancy Support Options
Free pregnancy tests, counseling support, free formula and clothing, free baby furniture, and adoption information in Pittsfield, MA.

The Salvation Army
298 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Goodwill Berkshires
Find multiple locations in Pittsfield and around Berkshire County.

Housing Search Resource for Elders:  https://www.caring.com/caregivers/emergency-housing-guide/

Apartment Search Resources

Realty Phone Location
Greylock Realty (413) 743-9000 North County
Apartments R Us (413) 445-5514 Pittsfield
Belco Realty (413) 499-4117 Pittsfield
Belvedere Realty: Charles Swabey (413) 664-6767 North Adams, Adams
Cavalier Holdings (413) 499-9230 Pittsfield, Adams
G&T Real Estate (413) 442-7586 Pittsfield
Leading Edge Property Mgt (413) 499-1330 Check for location
Scarafoni Realty (413) 664-4539 Check for location

Online Listings

  1. Housing Navigator Massachusetts
  2. Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County
  3. Craigslist in Western Mass
  4. Trulia.com
  5. AffordableHousing.com

Boarding Houses

Name Phone Address Notes
Tyler House (413) 442-9682 Tyler St., Pittsfield Single Room, Shared Bath and Kitchen
Jim Stockley, III (413) 329-6320 Bartlett Ave, Pittsfield Single Room, Laundry Facilities, Downtown
Dave Morton (413) 655-0009 Houses on Pine and W. Housatonic Streets Clean. He checks all houses every day.
Charles Zelinsky (413) 499-4141 107 Union St, Pittsfield
Ransford Properties – BCRHA (413) 663-6951 174 Union St, North Adams Rent Subsidized Rooms. Single, Shared Bath and Kitchen

Motels

Name Phone Address Notes
Weathervane Motel (413) 443-3230 475 South Main St, Lanesboro Single Room, Private Bath, Microwave, Fridge
Wagon Wheel Motel (413) 445-4532 646 Pittsfield Lenox Rd, Lenox Single Room, Private Bath, Microwave, Fridge
Berkshire Inn: Andrea Garnadi (413) 443-3000 150 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield Single Room, Private Bath, No Kitchen
Mayflower Motor Inn (413) 443-4468 474 Pittsfield Lenox Rd., Lenox Single Room, Private Bath, No Kitchen

Shelters

Name Phone Location Notes
Barton’s Crossing (413) 442-1445 Pittsfield Singles
Louison House (413) 663-6323 North County Families and Singles
Construct (413) 528-1985 Great Barrington Singles
Soldier On Veterans Outreach (866) 406-8449 Veterans
Elizabeth Freeman Center (413) 499-2425 Domestic Violence Shelter
Our Friend’s House (413) 499-2877 Families

 

Apartment Complexes

NORTH COUNTY

Mohawk Forest

201 Mohawk Forest Blvd., North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6900
Accept Section 8, have on-site subsidies, and private market rental units. 1— 3 BR units.
3 handicapped-accessible units. Application upon request.

Brayton Hill Apartments

159 Brayton Hill Terrace, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-3645
Accept Section 8 certificates, have on-site subsidies, and private market rental units for 1— 5 BR.
No handicapped-accessible units.

Millhouses

75 Commercial St., Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-2375
All units are on-site subsidies. 1— 3 BR.
6 handicapped-accessible units.

Greylock Apartments

3 Myrtle St., Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-9301
Accept Section 8 certificates, have on-site subsidies, and private market rental units for 1— 3 BR.
No handicapped-accessible units.

Highland Woods

140 Church St. Williamstown MA 01267
413-499-1630, ext 150

CENTRAL COUNTY

Brattlebrook Village (April Lane Apts.)

51 ½ April Lane, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (Off Dalton Division Rd.)
(413) 499-1630, ext 150
Accept Section 8 certificates, have on-site Section 8 subsidies, and private market rental units for 1-3 BR.

Berkshire Peak Apartments

341 West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 445-5388
Accept Section 8 certificates, have on-site Section 8 subsidies, and private market rental units for 1 — 4 BR. One 2 BR and one 3 BR handicapped accessible units.

River Run Apartments

600 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226
(413) 684-0043
Elderly or disabled 1 and 2 BR subsidized units in the renovated millhouse and 3 BR subsidized family units in the townhouses.

Berkshire Town

176 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield MA 01201
(413) 443-9125

Rice Silk Mill Apartments

55 Spring St Pittsfield MA 01201 (
413) 499-1630, ext 150

Colonial Gardens

3 Highview Drive, Pittsfield MA 01201
413-442-9141

SOUTH COUNTY

Christian Hill Commons

Christian Hill Rd., Gt. Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 499-1630, ext 150
Accept Section 8 and private market units. 1 — 4 BR. No handicapped accessible units.

Construct

41 Mahaiwe St., Gt. Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-1985
They will assist with South County housing search and referrals; and also have limited shelter space for single males and females. Have subsidized family units. 1 handicapped accessible unit at Hillside.

Regional Housing Authorities

North Adams Regional Housing Authority

150 Ashland St., North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-5379
Section 8 Program, Elderly of Family Public Housing
Handicapped Accessible Units: Ashland Park —8; Spring Park —9; Greylock —5

Stockbridge Housing Authority

S Pine St., P.O. Box 419, Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413) 298-3222
Section 8 Program, Elderly / Disabled Units Only, 1 Handicapped Accessible Unit

BCRHA / Dewey Court

3 Dewey Way, Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-8746
Elderly or 3BR Family Units

Dalton Housing Authority

293 High St., Dalton, MA 01226
(413) 684-2493
Applications Upon Request
Elderly or 3BR Family Units, 2 Handicapped Accessible Units

Lee Housing Authority

Marble St., Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-3464
Applications Upon Request
Elderly or Family Public Housing, 4 Handicapped Accessible Units

Hearthway

1 Fenn St., 3rd Floor, Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-1630
Section 8 Program, Elderly or Family Public Housing
Handicapped Accessible Units: Pittsfield —10; Gt. Barrington — 2; Lee— 10; North Adams — 3; Williamstown — 6

Pittsfield Housing Authority

65 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-5936
Section 8 Program (Make Appointment), Elderly or Family Public Housing
9 Handicapped Accessible Units

Williamstown Housing Authority

35 Adams Rd., Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 458-8282
Section 8 Program,  Elderly or Family Public Housing
1 Handicapped Accessible Unit

Great Barrington Housing Authority

2 Bernard Gibbons Dr., Gt. Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 274-1142
Elderly or Family Public Housing

Adams Housing Authority

4 Columbia St Adams MA 01220
(413) 743-5924
Elder Disabled Units, Section 8 Program, and Family Public Housing

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Available Properties

Interested in seeing what properties are available in the Berkshires? See our full list of properties for families, one-bedroom apartments, and elderly residents.

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