News

*****ANNOUNCEMENT*****

Exciting things are happening at the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority and we want to share some important news with you!

As of Friday, May 11, 2018   we will be closing and will reopen at our new location at 241 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376 on May 18, 2018.

While we will be unavailable for contact during the move, once established at our new location, our office number (413-863-9781), fax number (413-863-9289) and email addresses will all remain the same. 

The website will be updated throughout the move to keep you all well informed of our progress. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have concerning our new location or our services. 

Thank you!

 

 

Once again, the Leased Housing Team has achieved a Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) score of 100%, making them designated as a High Performer! 

SEMAP enables HUD to better manage the Section 8 tenant based program by identifying PHA Capabilities and deficiencies related to the administration of the Section 8 Program. 

This designation from HUD means that HRA will continue to receive the maximum amount in Administrative Fees. 

During the month of January RAFT assisted 9 households with $17,811 in funds. There were 30 referrals to RAFT by the HCED staff in the same time period. 

In February HRA will have access to an additional $80,000 in RAFT funds for the expanded definition of family (individuals, elders, households seeking reunification of children with DCF). 

$67,000 of that will be direct dollars for clients. This additional funding will not require new contracts. 

As of Wednesday, September 20,2017, the Town of Montague deemed the 5th Street Bridge pedestrian walkway is closed off due to unsafe conditions. However, vehicles are still allowed to cross the bridge in both directions. The 6th Street Bridge is to be used as the safe alternative for pedestrians.

FCRHRA is pleased to announce that five Franklin County towns have been awarded a total $1.784 million in funding through the FY17 Community Development Block Grant program.

Buying your first home can be overwhelming. Housing counseling can significantly improve your home buying success.

The Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority has a new, redesigned website!

The 2015-2016 report on the RAFT Program is now available.

FCRHRA is pleased to announce that all four Franklin County towns that collaborated with FCRHRA to apply for the Community Development Block Grant program have been awarded funding!