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30 YEARS OF DEVELOPING BETTER COMMUNITIES
The Franklin County Regional
Housing Authority (HRA) serves all 26 towns in Massachusetts' most rural county.
The State's first regional public housing authority and the Commonwealth's only
regional redevelopment authority - the HRA is a full service Authority that
works with the region's municipalities and residents to access and deliver a
wide array of affordable housing and community development resources.
In the late '60s, aware
that rural Franklin County was seeing far less than its fair share of state
and federal housing and community development funds, the Franklin County Commissioners
sought a long-term regional solution. The County Commission envisioned creating
a financially independent regional entity that could develop and sustain the
professional capacity and expertise to be a housing and community development
resource for each of the region's 26 small towns and their residents.
Thirty years later, in partnership
with many capable private, public, and non-profit partners, the HRA has secured
more than $200 million to improve the quality of life throughout our rural region.
The HRA's projects include affordable housing, municipal infrastructure, handicapped
accessibility, economic development, and the provision of essential social services.
Undertaken at no cost to
our communities, HRA staff work with towns to prioritize their needs, identify
potential resources, plan projects, prepare proposals for funding, secure funds,
and oversee the successful implementation of these initiatives. HRA staff often
work several years with communities to develop a competitive project.
to the HRA and to beautiful Franklin County- a quality of life place to live!