Construct Inc., a nonprofit provider of affordable housing, is accepting applications for a three-bedroom, two-bath house on 2.9 acres in Becket for $250,000.

Construct is administering the lottery, which is limited to first-time homebuyers at 80 percent or less of area median income. Applications are due by April 1 and the lottery will be held on April 5.

The project developer is Construct, with support from the Community Preservation Committee of Becket and a Small-Town Housing Initiative Grant.

Applicants must be preapproved for a mortgage before submitting their applications. Information sessions will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, via Zoom.

Visit the “Becket Lottery” page on Construct’s website at for more information about the lottery and how to apply. Applications and questions can be directed to, or call 413-528-1985.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.