Keith Fairey

President and CEO


1780 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103-2225

About Way Finders

Way Finders' mission is to "light pathways and open doors to homes and communities where people thrive." Since opening our doors in 1973, Way Finders has committed our resources to eliminating family homelessness, increasing the supply of safe, affordable housing, and developing neighborhoods where all people have access to equitable resources that meet their needs and allow them to live with dignity. To realize our goal, we work with federal, state, and local partners to bring comprehensive revitalization initiatives to communities by improving public safety, increasing affordable housing, repairing physical infrastructure, and addressing other social determinants of health. By addressing root causes of disparate outcomes in our region and dedicating resources to sustainable resolutions to unjust inequities, we advance our mission toward the development of neighborhoods and communities where all people thrive.

Way Finders is a chartered member of NeighborWorks®America and a regional administrator for many federal, state, and local rental assistance, employment assistance, and emergency housing assistance programs. We are a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, a regional Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC), and provide the region a HUD-funded Fair Housing Education and Outreach Program. Way Finders is approved to offer homebuyer education through CHAPA's Homeownership Collaborative, MHP, and MassHousing. Way Finders owns affordable housing developments in western Massachusetts and manages over 800 units of affordable housing. We are also a partner in UMass Donahue Institutes’ multi-year Greater Springfield Regional Housing Analysis.

Community Programs

  • Housing and/or Financial Counseling
  • Other Community and Economic Development

Housing Development & Rehabilitation

  • Multi-Family Rental Development
  • Commercial Development
  • Asset Management

Property Management & Resident Programs

  • Property Management
  • Resident Services

Debt & Equity Investing

  • Commercial and/or Development Lending
  • Consumer Mortgage Lending