Press Release: North Adams Housing Authority Chosen for Apartment Wi-Fi Program

North Adams, Massachusetts – March 7, 2024

The North Adams Housing Authority (NAHA) is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of funds for the Apartment Wi-Fi Program. This initiative aims to enhance digital equity and connectivity for our residents, ensuring that everyone has equal access to high-quality internet services.

About the Apartment Wi-Fi Program

The Apartment Wi-Fi Program is a collaborative effort by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI).  It is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and covers equipment purchases, project logistics assistance, and procurement support to construct Wi-Fi networks within our residential communities. It will also provide funding for first year of operating expenses. These networks offer residents internet access that is equal to or superior to what commercial internet service providers currently offer, all at no cost to our residents.

NAHA’s Commitment to Digital Equity

As an organization committed to promoting self-sufficiency, empowerment, and neighborhood revitalization, NAHA recognizes the critical role that internet connectivity plays in today’s world. Access to reliable Wi-Fi is essential for education, employment, healthcare, and social engagement. By participating in the Apartment Wi-Fi Program, the North Adams Housing Authority aims to bridge the digital divide and empower our residents with the tools they need to thrive.

Benefits for NAHA Residents

Through this program, NAHA will provide Wi-Fi access to all 305 housing units across our properties, including Greylock Valley Apartments, Riverview Apartments, Ashland Park, and Spring Park. Residents will enjoy seamless connectivity for online learning, telehealth services, job searches, and communication with loved ones. We believe that this initiative will significantly enhance the quality of life for our community members.

Next Steps

NAHA is excited to collaborate with the MAPC and other stakeholders to implement this program swiftly. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that the Wi-Fi networks are robust, secure, and user-friendly. We will keep our residents informed about installation timelines and provide ongoing support to address any questions or concerns.

We look forward to a future where every NAHA resident can fully participate in the digital age. Together, we build stronger communities through connectivity.



More Information & Contact Information

Program Information via MAPC

Program Information from Massachusetts Broadband Institute

American Rescue Plan Act

For inquiries related to the Apartment Wi-Fi Program contact
Jennifer Hohn (Executive Director) -