HRA owns and manages 27 units of state-assisted public housing for income-eligible families in multiple Franklin County towns including Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Northfield, and Orange. All properties owned or managed by HRA are non-smoking properties. State-aided family housing units range in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms with laundry hook-ups in each unit, some yard space, and parking. Each home is located within reasonable proximity to stores, transportation, places of worship, and other public facilities. A 24-hour emergency on-call property management and maintenance service number is also available.
Households living in state-aided family housing pay 30% of household income for rent. The Department of Housing and Community Development provides subsidy funds to HRA to cover maintenance and operating costs of the housing facilities.
A household must be considered a family and must meet income eligibility limits. Please refer to the Income Eligibility Chart to view current limits.
Current Wait List Length
Waiting times vary greatly depending on unit turn-over and priority applications. No wait time estimate should be taken as any form of guarantee. The current average wait time for state-aided family housing through HRA is two years.
How to Apply
To apply for state-aided housing you will need to fill out the Department of Housing and Community Development Universal Application. If you do not have access to a printer, please call us or stop by the office to pick one up.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority
42 Canal Road
Turners Falls, MA 01376