Who We Are
The Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority (BCRHA) is a regional housing authority organized in 1980 pursuant to MGL, Chapter 121, Section 3A. BCRHA acts as a local housing authority for those 23 towns in the county that do not have a local housing authority. As a regional agency, BCRHA is also mandated to provide housing programming, and related services and technical assistance to all communities in the county.
What We Do
The mission of BCRHA is to develop opportunities that will assist Berkshire County households in securing the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and household stability by:
- Developing and implementing a continuum of services and programs that address the underlying causes of household instability and homelessness.
- Assisting households to develop strategies to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
- Collaborating with other human service providers, including grass roots organizations and faith-based organizations, to alleviate the causes and effects of household, housing, and community instability.
The Center is currently seeking volunteer mediators for both court-connected and community-based work. A Basic Mediation Training is required, which totals 35 hours and is facilitated by the Center each March.