East Gables Housing Project Hosts Community Open House
East Gables, an affordable housing project with 28 sustainable units located on 132 Northampton Road, adjacent to Pratt Field, hosted its first public viewing at a Sept. 22 open house. Residents will be moving in at the end of the month.
The project is a response to an Amherst housing shortage caused by high student demand, and a Pioneer Valley-wide increase in housing-burdened renters (people who spend over 30 percent of their income on rent). It is sponsored by Valley Community Development (Valley CDC) — a Northampton-based nonprofit that works to provide affordable housing in the Pioneer Valley.