Crocker Cutlery

 Street Row.5

 Project Description
 HRA manages 48 apartments in downtown Turners Falls as part of the Crocker Cutlery project.

 The historic Crocker Bank property on Avenue A is a three story building with commercial space on the ground floor. Second and third  floor apartments are accessible by stairs and an elevator. Three units are barrier-free. There are coin-op laundry facilities for residents on   the second and third floors.

 The Cutlery Block consists of restored two-story row houses on Third Street. Second floor apartments are accessible by stairs. All units  have decks. The apartments are conveniently located across the street from a public laundromat.

 Both buildings are located within walking distance of all the amenities of downtown Turners Falls including restaurants and other small  businesses, churches, the post office, banks and more.

 Eligibility
 Households must make no more than 60% AMI to qualify for an apartment in the Crocker Building or Cutlery Block.   Please refer to the Income Limits Chart to determine whether your household meets income eligibility standards.   Households must also meet rent affordability requirements.

Rent Affordability Requirements
In order to meet rent affordability requirements, rent must total no more than 35% of a household's total monthly income. Households that already have housing vouchers (Section 8, MRVP, or others) will also meet rent affordability requirements, and are welcome to apply. 

Waitlist Length
Normally, applicants wait 1-2 years for an apartment to become available, but actual waiting times may be faster or slower depending on demand. Applicants will be offered the first available apartment in either the Crocker Building or the Cutlery Block.

How to Apply
To apply for an apartment in the Crocker Building or Cutlery Block, you need to fill out the
 CC Application For Housing. I
f you do not have access to a printer, please call us at (413)863-9781 or stop by the office (241 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls,MA) to pick one up.

Application Process: Other Affordable Rental Housing

Further Screening
Once it is determined that a household meets the basic income, status, and/or rent affordability requirements, applicants are further screened in accordance with HRA policy and federal and state fair housing laws. As part of the application process, applicants must authorize HRA to conduct thorough background checks including criminal history and sex offender record information checks, rental history, credit history, and personal references.

 

Priorities and Preferences
The waiting lists for properties managed by HRA without state assistance are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. No priorities or preferences are available.