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Housing in the Berkshires
The time is now to solve our community housing challenge.
Posted to the Berkshire Edge on Dec. 21, 2020
Editor’s note: Jonathan Butler is President and CEO of 1Berkshire. With this article, Jonathan launches a monthly column in the Business section of The Edge in which he will explore regional economic trends.
You may have heard something about houses selling like crazy since this spring. You may also have heard about apartments being hard to find. It can be easy for these things to go in one ear and out of the other – after all, we are in the middle of a pandemic, which brings its own challenges to everyday life. However, housing in the Berkshires has been a challenge for some time. It now represents a crisis too big to ignore, but also an opportunity, if we are willing to make the necessary effort. Read the rest of the story.