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CONSTRUCT DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE: Help us convert Cassilis Farm Estate into affordable housing for families and workers. Tickets & Info >

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Construct is the key to housing stability and strong, thriving communities in the southern Berkshires. Our Mission

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Partnering with essential workers who can’t afford to live here as well as those in crisis, Construct helps individuals and families rebuild their lives and sustain their livelihoods. We provide affordable housing solutions, rental assistance, and access to other support services.

Who Do We Serve?

The Berkshire’s homeless, and those at-risk of becoming so, are a growing number. Construct’s ever-expanding waitlist includes people you wouldn’t expect:

Healthcare Workers
Healthcare Workers
Taking care of each other in every way.
Human Services Workers
Human Services Workers
Comforting your neighbors.
Essential Workers
Essential Workers
We’re all essential in this community.
First Responders
First Responders
Responding to our neighbors in need.
Pastors
Pastors
Guiding us through the pandemic.
Teachers
Teachers
The wisdom of the community.
Artists & Entrepreneurs
Artists & Entrepreneurs
What makes the Berkshires special.

Construct Designer Showhouse

At Cassilis Farm

In June 2024, a month-long ticketed event aims to raise awareness and support for Construct’s initiative to convert Cassilis Farm estate in New Marlborough, MA, into eleven affordable housing units for Berkshire families and workers. The Designer Showhouse features the work of a dozen designers assigned to various estate spaces, interpreting the theme “Nature in the Berkshires.”


Yes, In Our Backyard

A “small but mighty” non-profit founded in 1969, Construct is composed of a staff of twelve who work to serve over six hundred families annually in southern Berkshire County. Currently, we have over ninety permanent housing units, a transitional housing program for individuals coming out of homelessness, and the county’s first co-living workforce housing option that shelters local workers in need of temporary housing in a converted, fully furnished inn. In addition to providing these affordable housing options, Construct has established several funds for rental assistance, utility assistance, transportation services for our transitional housing population, and temporary emergency shelter services.

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Say YES in our backyard!

Your donations sustain our community in a multitude of ways. Our collective power is greater than all of the many separate struggles our clients face. Together, we can turn those hardships into hope—one home at a time—to build a stronger Berkshires.