Construct’s Communications Director Testifies at State House

From the Berkshire Eagle, 10.12.23

Leigh Davis, State House

Leigh Davis testified on October 11th at the State House about the lack of available and affordable housing in the Berkshires, and a proposal for a real estate transfer fee that would provide a critical tool for municipalities to help fund affordable housing initiatives.

“ Davis, who also works for a nonprofit (Construct) that creates affordable housing, told the Joint Committee on Revenue that Great Barrington’s housing is locked up. She said second homeowners are “pushing residents out”; and that all-cash home sales made up about half of all sales in 2022. There aren’t any available motel rooms for shelter, either, she added.

“We’re doing as much as we can but we just lack the resources,” Davis said. “The struggle is real.”

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