Now accepting applications for 10 new mobility adaptable and sensory adapted affordable apartments on a 12-acre scenic site located in the center of Goshen, MA . You must be 62 or older and meet the income limits based on your household size. One unit fully adapted for a wheelchair user & one unit fully adapted for a person with a hearing or vision loss. Informational meeting, Wednesday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Goshen Town Hall, 42 Main Street, Goshen, MA.
Application deadline October 16, 2017. Some apartments come with a Section 8 voucher which allows tenants with very low income to pay lower rents. Typical rents are approximately $740 with utilities included. See the full description on the Hilltown Housing tab on this website. Contact Cindyt@hilltowncdc.org or (413) 296-4536 x105 for more information.
Governor Charlie Baker announced on Thursday, July 20, 2017 that the Hilltown Community Development was awarded a FY17 block grant award for the towns of: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield and Worthington. HCDC will receive $1,010,421 to provide housing rehabilitation assistance to 18 units and for childcare assistance, elder services and a food pantry.
Launch event to take place June 30th
The Hilltown Easy Ride is a new van service getting ready to transport eligible seniors and veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Worthington to medical appointments, shopping and social outings this summer, starting July 1st. A launch celebration will take place on June 30th at 3:00 pm at the Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield, and the public is welcome to attend. State Representative Steven Kulik and State Senator Adam Hines will be on hand, along with town and Council on Aging leaders, to discuss senior transportation issues. Refreshments served. The Hilltown Easy Ride is a program of the Hilltown CDC in partnership with the Franklin Regional Transit Authority.
To review the Chesterfield CDBG FY16 grant including the towns of Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton and Worthington.
When: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
Where: Selectboard Meeting Room
Town Offices, 422 Main Road, Chesterfield
A review of the Housing Rehabilitation Program, the HEN Program, HOPE, Food Pantry and Childcare Subsidy Programs will be conducted.
Anyone interested in sharing ideas or comments regarding these two programs is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide feedback, please send an email to email@example.com or mail your comments to Hilltown CDC, PO Box 17, Chesterfield, 01012
A Celebration of Democracy
APRIL 22, 2017 - ASHFIELD, MA.
A day-long chautauqua on early American democracy, religious faith, and the meaning of citizenship in a period of political turmoil.
Tickets on Sale beginning March 1, 2017 at http://hilltownchautauqua.org/p/20/CIVITAS-hr-A-Festival-of-Democracy
Hilltown CDC is currently seeking General Contractors who are interested in working on Housing Rehabilitation projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. We currently have funding to complete 14 rehab projects under the FY16 Grant and are applying for funding for another 21 projects under the FY17 Grant.
Projects are planned in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton, and Worthington with projects typically ranging upwards to $30,000.00. Contractors working on Hilltown CDC Housing Rehab projects are assured payment for all approved work, a quick turnaround on invoices, and a steady source of local work all year.
GC’s must possess a valid Contractor Supervisor’s License and a Home Improvement Contractor’s License (lead certification is preferred but not required). Contractors must have Commercial Liability insurance as well as Workman’s Comp coverage if applicable.
HCDC is an EEO/Section 3 Employer. Women & members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Please contact Paula S. Bilodeau, Program Manager, at (413) 296-4536, ext. 123 for an application or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding is provided by the US Dept. of HUD/DHCD and MA CDBG Programs.
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for the planning of the FY17 CDBG Grant
Participating communities: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield and Worthington
Where: Town of Chesterfield Selectboard Meeting Room
When: Monday, February 6th 2017, 6:00 pm
Come Share your input on proposed projects:
- Housing Rehabilitation
- Hilltown Elder Network
- Health Outreach Program for Elders
- Childcare Subsidy Program
- Or other programs of interest to you
Residents are invited to attend a meeting to review and revise the towns Community Development Strategy (CDS), which is used in part to establish goals and priorities for various town activities. Examples of these municipal goal categories are Affordable Housing, Transportation, Land Use, Natural Resources and Health and Human Services. The CDS is also a required document for a town’s eligibility for participation in the yearly submission of the Community Development Block Grant. In the recent past, the grant has provided assistance to low-moderate income residents with the following type of services: housing rehabilitation, elder services – both in home chore assistance and medical checks -, food pantry and childcare assistance. Community input and participation is part of life in the hilltowns. Come share your thoughts and ideas.
Please consider attending the meeting in your town:
Goshen: Tuesday, July 5th at 6:45 p.m., Town Offices
Worthington: Tuesday July 12th at 7:30 p.m., Town Offices
Williamsburg: Thursday July 21st, at 7:00 p.m., Town Offices
For more information, contact Bea, Hilltown CDC’s CDBG Grant Manager, at email@example.com or 296-4536, ext 115.
The Franklin Hampshire CAAP agency- with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is offering free tax preparation program for low income families.
for the planning of the FY16 CDBG Grant
Participating communities: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton and Worthington
Where: Town of Chesterfield Select Board Meeting Room
When: Monday, January 11th 2016, 6:00 pm
Come Share your input on proposed projects:
· Housing Rehabilitation
· Hilltown Elder Network
· Health Outreach Program for Elders
· Childcare Subsidy Program
· Hilltown Family Support
· It Takes a Village
Notice of Availability of
Request for Proposals
Public Social Service Programs
Town of Chesterfield
Hilltown Community Development Corporation has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for social service programs for inclusion in the MA Community Development Block Grant Program Application for FY16 on behalf of the lead town of Chesterfield.
Responses are due at the Hilltown CDC offices by Monday, December 7, 2015 by 3:00 PM.
For further information or to obtain a copy of the RFP, contact Bea von Hagke at Hilltown CDC (413) 296-4536 ext. 115. Or firstname.lastname@example.org