News for September 2023

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) Mobile Voucher – Waiting List Re-Open

Beginning on September 27, 2023, the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) Mobile Voucher waiting list is reopened.

For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, please click here to be redirected to HRA’s webpage dedicated to MRVP. Additionally, please utilize the informational flyer below, created by the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities.

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

$1.15M supporting housing upgrades

Homes in Franklin County are being brought up to code with a new round of grants.

Through the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority received $800,000 to be put toward rehabilitating at least 16 homes for qualifying households in Charlemont and Wendell, as well as an additional $350,000 to renovate at least seven homes in Orange. Additional funding supports the housing authority administering the housing rehabilitation program, as there are multiple levels of oversight and reporting for CDBG-funded activity.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

“Flipping the Switch” Sanderson Place & 2,000th Solar Installation | PV Squared Solar

“We think of solar as the cherry on top.” said Josh Hilsdon, Commercial Design & Sales Consultant at PV Squared. “Clean, renewable energy and quality senior housing are both desperately needed. We are delighted that the residents of Sanderson Place can be proud not only of their beautiful new homes, but also of the sustainable energy that is generated from their roof everyday.

Click here to watch the full celebratory video.

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

New playground, housing rehab given boost by $1.3M grant in Montague

The Hillcrest Elementary playground renovation project received the funding round’s largest allocation at $486,717.

“It’ll just mean a major upgrade for what’s there now,” said Brian McHugh, community development director for the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority, the entity that applied for the grant on behalf of the town. “I’m just happy for the neighborhood and happy for the school.”

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