The Town of Southampton along with the Towns of Blandford,Granville, and Montgomery jointly applied for a Community Development Fund II grant from the State of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development in late 2009 to further housing opportunities in their respective towns. The grant proposal identified three projects to increase housing opportunities in this sub-region of the Pioneer Valley.
- Funds for a housing rehabilitation program to financially assist low-to-moderate income residents with home improvement projects.
- Housing Needs Assessment & Action Plan development to identify existing and future housing needs in town and strategies to meet these needs.
- Market study and preliminary site identification for future affordable housing in the sub-region
The purpose of this Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan is to understand current and future housing needs in Blandford and to recommend action steps to meet these needs in ways that will support community goals.