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With your help, Way Finders can provide the tools and guidance our neighbors need to avoid homelessness and live their best lives. 

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Supporting hurricane victims.

Way Finders is providing information and resources to hurricane victims coming to western Massachusetts

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Buying a home is a big step.

Way Finders is here to help first time homebuyers through the process, every step of the way.

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Employment Support

Way Finders is an approved provider of programs that combine housing and employment services. The good news is these programs are easily and readily available. Thanks to these programs hundreds of people have more stable housing and jobs. 

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The Lumber Yard 

A co-development between Valley Community Development and Way Finders. The former Northampton Lumber Company property is being transformed into 55 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with approximately 5,400 square feet of commercial space on Pleasant Street.

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Featured Communities

Butternut Farms

12 Longmeadow Drive, Amherst, MA. A quiet, rural setting with plenty of open space and easy access to the surrounding communities. Amherst, MA
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Parsons Village

71 Parsons Street, Easthampton, MA Energy-efficient homes in a development designed to enhance community, conserve resources and set a new standard for affordable housing. Easthampton, MA
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Olympia Oaks

85 Olympia Drive, Amherst, MA. A mixed-income community incorporating green space and access to nature, within walking distance of downtown Amherst. Amherst, MA
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Derek and his two sons were homeless

Imagine the desperation of living on the streets with two young children. This was Derek's reality until he was referred to Way Finders. We were able to help him find a short-term housing solution and a temporary job. Several years later, with a long-term job and some unfinished business to tend to, he returned to Way Finders. Derek had always dreamed of owning a home and with out help he started to make his dream a reality. We provided financial education and credit counseling while Derek did the heavy lifting. Today, he and his sons have a permanent address and a very bright future. 

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Latest News

Baker-Polito Administration Advances New Affordable Housing Production Throughout Commonwealth

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan joined Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., Senator Harriette Chandler, Representative Mary Keefe and local leaders and developers to announce affordable housing awards to support the creation of 643 new rental housing units, including 397 units of affordable housing. more >>

METAR Team Finds Housing for Over 100 Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria

Way Finders' METAR team found stable housing for 107 families and individuals with an overall average of $4,000 per household provided for rehousing. 46% of households were placed in market rate apartments and the remainder found subsidized housing. more >>

Raymond Lanza-Weil Hired as President of Common Capital

Raymond Lanza-Weil of Buckland, MA has joined Way Finders’ subsidiary Common Capital as its President, following the retirement of Christopher Sikes after 30 years in that role. more >>

Upcoming Events

Mar 23

Homeowner 201

EcoBuilding Bargains, 83 Warwick St., Springfield, MA 01104
9:15 am to 3:15 pm
Mar 24

Financial Education Series (Sundays)

Butternut Farm, 12 Longmeadow Drive, Amherst
9:30 am
Mar 27

Housing Search Workshop

Way Finders, 322 Main Street, Springfield, MA
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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