Housing Authority

The Housing Authority was created by unanimous vote at Great Barrington’s town meeting in May 1963.  The Authority now oversees Flag Rock Village off Park Street/Route 183, Housatonic, with 18 family apartments and 32 senior units; Brookside Manor on South Main Street, Great Barrington, with 31 senior units; Dewey Court in Sheffield, with 22 senior/handicap one-bedroom units and 8 family units; and one state Department of Developmental Services house. 

The state Department of Housing and Community Development oversees and helps finance these units.  No town funds are used. 

The Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners has five members.  Four are elected by town voters and one is appointed by the governor.  Starting with the May 2023 elections, one of the four seats will be filled by a tenant nominated by the three facilities’ tenants organization and appointed by the Selectboard.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) regulations give tenants hiring priority for jobs at the Great Barrington Housing Authority (GBHA).

To contact the Interim Director, Andrea Lindsay, please use this email interimdirgbha@gmail.com  or  call 413 247-1172


Housing Authority Elected Members

NameTerm Expires

Eileen Mooney

Chair/Public Records Access Officer


Philip Orenstein

Vice Chair



May 13, 2025


State Appointee

August 26, 2026

Jacqueline Sinico

Town Appointed Tenant Board Member

August 7, 2028