News for January 2022

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022

HCEC Director speaks about RAFT/ERAP

On January 27, Amanda Watson, Director of HRA’s Housing and Consumer Education Center led a discussion on recent changes in the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The webinar was hosted by Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region, in partnership with the North Quabbin Community Coalition. Read the full article from The Recorder here.

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity

Condo for sale…………….

4-Bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2-story condominium located at Wisdom Way Solar Village in Greenfield, MA.

Living area: 1768 sq. ft. Year built: 2009 by Rural Development, Inc. (RDI)

This spacious solar home offers minimal utility costs and maximum efficiency.  Numerous green technologies have been incorporated into the building design, earning it a LEED Platinum designation. What’s more, this home gets lots of natural light, has sustainably harvested hardwood floors, great internet, an open floor plan and plenty of storage. Other amenities include community garden, playground, ball field, lots of great walking opportunities, and proximity to bus stop and train station.

 This is a deed-restricted property, which limits its future resale price to keep the property affordable to future eligible homebuyers.

Max price on this home is $221,024
Current Property taxes: $3996.45/year
Condo Association fees: $218/month
Estimated HO insurance: $300/year

For more information please go to our Rural Development, Inc. website at: Resale Listing ( or contact Melanie Gaier at or (413) 223-5217.