Best Community Service Organization — 2022 Shopper’s Choice Awards
The first annual Shopper’s Choice Awards have been announced by Shopper’s Guide, a weekly publication that has supported the Southern Berkshires community and the local economy for over fifty years. Readers of the guide were recently asked to vote on the businesses and organizations that make the region so special.
Construct has been voted the Southern Berkshires’ BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION in 2022.
As the leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services in the Southern Berkshires, Construct exists to help people in—and out—of crisis. With a mission to provide neighbors of low and moderate incomes with affordable housing solutions through rental assistance and related support services, Construct aims to provide a safe, secure and firm foundation for all.
Executive Director, Jane Ralph, says, “It is our pleasure to serve our community and we are happy that our neighbors are aware of the work we do to offer options for affordable housing and supportive services to those in need in our region.”
To date, Construct has purchased, rehabilitated and/or built over 80 permanent, affordable housing options in southern Berkshire County, plus 10 comfortable transitional housing bedrooms in two houses for individuals coming out of homelessness. Over the years, the organization has grown to meet the needs of 600+ families per year. The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the area and increased the waiting list for Construct’s services.
“It’s been said that ‘it takes a village’ and ours is something special,” says Elizabeth Rosenberg, President of Construct’s board. “Together, we can put an end to housing insecurity.”