We are Way Finders (formerly HAPHousing). This new website is designed to help people find the services they need and to keep our stakeholders informed about our work and its impact in the community. >>

Thrive at Live 155.

Apartments available just moments away from the shopping, dining, and entertainment of downtown Northampton.

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Supporting hurricane victims.

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


Buying a home is a big step.

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


strategic partners

Common Capital, Inc.

Way Finders has formalized a relationship with CCI, a community development financial institution. With roots in microenterprise lending, CCI is now a multimillion-dollar lender. The people we serve now have greater access to small business lending and home financing. Together, we can create more job opportunities and more homeowners, two important factors in building sustainable communities.


MBL Housing and Development, LLC 

Way Finders is proud of our strategic partnership with MBL Housing and Development, LLC. The long time real estate development and consulting firm understands the complexities involved in financing beneficial community projects. For more than two decades, MBL has created workable financing solutions for many real estate developers' projects, including Way Finders.


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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so too is our vision. Our work requires many hands and many supporters. We invite you to join us.



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consider derek’s experience

Derek and his two sons were homeless and struggling. Once he found Way Finders, his life began to turn for the better. We helped him find a short-term housing solution and 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. He knew he could make his dream real with help from us. 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.

Latest News

Secretary Jay Ashe Announces Way Finders First-Time Homeowner, Foreclosure Ed Grants

Grant to provide first-time homeownership counseling and foreclosure education and prevention services more >>

Way Finders to present at 15th annual Commonwealth Workforce Coalition Conference

The Commonwealth Workforce Coalition (CWC) provides learning and development opportunities for the professional workforce development staff supporting individuals and families in pursuit of careers that provide good jobs. more >>

Teamwork transformed housing opportunities for Western Mass

Since 1972, Way Finders has witnessed firsthand the transformative change that can be achieved when nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies join together to provide support to individuals and families in our communities. more >>

Upcoming Events

Apr 25

Health & Wealth Seminar

DeBerry Elementary School, 670 Union Street, Springfield, MA
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Apr 28

Homeowner 201

322 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
May 3

Orientation to Homeownership

Way Finders, 322 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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