News for March 2021

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021

Housing rehabilitation project funds are available

We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for housing rehabilitation projects for residents in the towns of Heath, Hawley, Orange, and Montague.

The Housing Rehabilitation Program Loan is a 0% interest, 15-year forgivable loan program made possible by HUD’s Community Development Block Grant, awarded by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Housing and Community Development to residents in these Franklin County Towns.  Loans are payable upon sale or transfer of the property.

home repair and renovation assistance

Funds are available to residents in the towns of Heath, Hawley, Orange, and Montague

The program provides loan funds to assist moderate and low income property owners in need of eligible repairs including, but not limited to, handicapped barrier removal, roof and furnace repair/replacement, water heater replacement, chimney repair, energy efficient window replacement, wells, septic repair and replacement, and upgrades to wiring and electrical service.

To request an application or to receive additional information about the program, interested property owners should contact Jennifer Morrow, FCRHRA’s Community Development Program Admin Assistant at or 413-863-9781 x 137.

Potential applicants are urged to inquire soon, as funding for this program has an expiration date.