Housing Issues and Resources Forum

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Event Date: 
May 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: 

Pittsfield Senior Center
330 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
May 11, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00pm

This Housing Forum will educate social service staffs about the types of resources available in Berkshire County that can help older adults find and safeguard housing that is safe, affordable, and suitable for their social and physical needs.  The intended audience includes COA directors and outreach workers; staff of public and subsidized housing sites;  town administrators; police department and fire department representatives; boards of health staffs; MA state representatives; home health agencies;  and other interested parties and social service professionals.

Workshops:

  • Sorting Out All the Resources Available to Assist Elders with Housing Issues in Berkshire County – including Housing Search, Vouchers, Tenancy Preservation Program, and Property Tax Relief Programs
  • The Rights of Landlords and Tenants of Rented Apartments and the Rights of Homeowners who Share Housing with Paying Tenants
  • What Might Future Housing Options Be in ‘Age Friendly’ Berkshire County?

Event Fee:   $20.00/MCOA Member and $30.00 for non-members.

Cancellation Date:  May 4

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