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A donation of $45,000 from Berkshire Health Systems will secure overnight crisis beds in Pittsfield this winter.

At a meeting today in Chicopee ,top federal and state housing officials praised a newly released plan for expanding access to housing in a large area of western Massachusetts.

The report by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is the first effort to create a regional housing plan that covers 43 diverse western Massachusetts communities including impoverished urban centers, well-off suburbs, and rural sparsely populated towns. 


Organizers of a walk this weekend in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, hope to raise funds to support stable housing for area residents in need.