Update September 2018
In September 2018, the College approved enhancements to the Mortgage Program to allow for eligible faculty and administrative staff who may own properties elsewhere to make use of the program. The changes will be published in the FY20 faculty handbook, but are effective immediately. The updated language is captured in the following document: Revised Mortgage Benefit.
The College makes subsidized mortgages available to eligible faculty and administrative staff in order to assist them in acquiring homes in the Williamstown area. This benefit is intended to help these employees when first entering the Williamstown area housing market.
The mortgage benefit is available for houses in Williamstown and in a “double ring” of surrounding towns. In Massachusetts: Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesboro, New Ashford, North Adams, Pittsfield, Richmond, and Savoy; in Vermont: Bennington, Pownal, and Stamford; in New York: Berlin, Canaan, Grafton, Hoosick, New Lebanon, Petersburg, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, and Stephentown.
For more information on the College mortgage program, please refer to Section III-G: Faculty and Administrative Staff Housing, Mortgage Benefit of the Faculty Handbook and the Administrative Staff Handbook, Benefits: Other.