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Easthampton Mayor Wins Housing Award

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Easthampton Mayor Wins Housing Award

Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik has been named a “Housing Hero” by the Mass Housing Partnership. ┬áThe group works with state government to increase affordable housing, and says Tautznik has championed many affordable housing projects during his 17 years as mayor. ┬áTautznik was one of only three people in the state to win the honor, and says he’s proud Easthampton has had success with affordable housing.

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