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Façade Improvement Program
The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, on behalf of Town of Ware, is now accepting applications for their Façade Improvement Program. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through October 1, 2022. This program is intended to assist commercial property owners in the renovation of the exterior of their buildings in order to improve the visual quality of the downtown and to enhance the area as a place to visit, shop and work. Any business interested in applying must be located within the Opportunity Zone, formerly known as the slum and blight area. Please contact Tiffany Menard at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at tmenard@pvpc.org if you have any questions.

Click HERE for the Full Application

Buy Ware Now!

For a limited time, Buy Ware Now and the Town of Ware are offering four $2,500.00 grants to first time home buyers for down payment assistance!
Click Here for the Flyer
Click Here for the Application


Additional Information and Links:
MA Department of Housing and Community Development
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation
Quaboag Valley Chamber of Commerce
Ware Domestic Violence Task Force
Ware Adult Learning Center (TLP)
Quaboag Hills Community Coalition
Behavioral Health Network at Valley Human Services
Ware Business & Civic Assoc.
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
CDBG updates via PVPC site
Understanding Ware's Slum & Blight designation

View the CDS and CDBG Target Area (Target Area not required for FY2019 application) 
CDS
Ware Target Area
Target Area Close Up
CDBG updates

Where Do I Go For Assistance?

Assistance Agency Contact Info
Fuel Assistance Community Action (800) 370-0940
Help Paying Bills & Rent Salvation Army in Ware (413) 277-5432
Replacement (energy efficient) Windows / Doors Community Action (413) 582-4237
Low Income Housing Ware Housing Authority (413) 967-4477
Non-CDBG Housing Grants USDA Rural Development (413) 585-1000 ext. 4
Home Buyer / Homeowner Programs HAP, Inc. (800) 332-9667
Foreclosure Prevention & Financial Literacy Quaboag Valley CDC (413) 586-5855 ext. 18