Rental Housing
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Scattered-Site Rental Assistance:
The Department of Leased Housing and Rental Assistance assists close to six hundred households to live affordably in quality private market rental housing. Senior citizens, families, and special needs citizens benefit from federal and state rental subsidies that enable them to lease code compliant apartments.

Family Self-Sufficiency:
The HRA shares an FSS Coordinator with the Greenfield Housing Authority. Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency is a savings program that enable Section 8 FSS participants to realize their goals of starting a business, job-training, higher education, homeownership, and more. This has been a successful partnership with the GHA for many motivated FSS participants.

Section 8 Home Ownership:
See Home Ownership.

Owned and Managed Public Housing:
The Department manages and maintains elderly and family public housing in varying locations throughout the County that is owned and was developed by the HRA. The Department also manages and maintains a Congregate facility for frail elders and disabled individuals that was developed by the HRA with services from the Franklin County Home Care Corporation.

Crocker Cutlery Apartments:
The Department also manages and maintains 48 units of substantially renovated affordable housing developed by Crocker Cutlery, Inc. These recently restored award winning historic properties are located in the Village of Turners Falls in the Town of Montague.

Dial Self:
The Department provides project based rental assistance in support of this Franklin County CDC owned property with services to provide housing for homeless adolescents and parenting teens in the Village of Turners Falls.

Moltenbrey :
The Department is managing and maintaining 26 units of single person occupancy substance-free housing with services in the Village of Turners Falls for Rural Development, Inc. This property will soon be substantially renovated to improve the quality of these units to extend the life of this facility and make it fully code compliant and accessible.

Housing Consumer Education Centers

Providing education, support, and information to tenants, landlords, and homeowners to resolve their specific housing issues. This has been a wonderful regional resources to assist tenants to stabilize and preserve their tenancies, for landlords to gain the skills to better manage their business as landlords, and to provide information for people to resolve their respective housing issues.

Provided with good information, people can - and will- make good decisions about purchasing a home, renting an apartment, or managing a rental property. Tenants, landlords, prospective homebuyers, and homeowners can access information designed to maximize housing stability, strengthen investments, and minimize disputes. Services offered include:
* Landlord Education
* Renter Education
* Homebuyer Education
* Homeownership Support

Visit www.masshousinginfo.org.