Moltenbrey Apartments, Turners Falls

Property type: Affordable Rental Housing

The Moltenbrey Apartments offer sober and substance-free living in downtown Turners Falls for individuals in recovery from alcohol and/or substance abuse. The historic property offers 26 single-room occupancy units with private kitchenettes and baths, a community kitchen, and a community living room. Second and third floor units are accessible by stairs and an elevator.


Income limits are adjusted according to family size which includes entire household income. Basic eligibility for an apartment in the Moltenbrey is determined by income: applicants may make no more than 50% or 60% AMI. Income limit information can be found below (see chart) and at

Please note that the maximum household size for tenancy at Moltenbrey apartments is one (1) household member.

Income Eligibility Chart

Effective 2023

Service Plan

To be considered for a room in the Moltenbrey, applicants must be firmly committed to a sober and substance-free life style.  Each applicant must have a recover service plan through ServiceNet. 

Waitlist Length

The Moltenbrey Apartments wait list depends largely on unit turnover. Usually, applicants wait 6 months to 1 year for a unit to become vacant although actual waiting times may be faster or slower depending on demand.

How to Apply

To apply for a unit at the Moltenbrey, fill out the MALP Application

If you do not have access to a printer, please call us or stop by the office to pick one up.

Application Process

Further Screening Processes

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.

Preferences and Priority

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.