Stratton Manor, Bernardston

Property type: Public Housing for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Stratton Manor is a two-story wood-frame development consisting of two residential buildings and one community/office building around a common courtyard. The residential buildings contain a total of twenty (20) one-bedroom units, two (2) of which are accessible for persons with mobility impairments. Amenities include community rooms and on-site laundry. Stratton Manor is located near the town center, convenient to the post office, senior center, and shops.


To be considered a senior, an applicant must be at least 60 years of age.

An applicant with a disability that will last for more than six months, or permanently, is eligible to apply for housing for persons with disabilities.

How to Apply

There are two ways to fill out an application for both Congregate & Family State-Aided Public Housing:

  1. Download and print the PDF applications shown below, or
  2. call us and stop by the office to pick one up.

Income Eligibility Chart

Effective 2023

State-Aided Housing Income Eligibility Chart

Effective 2021

Household SizeMaximum Income
One (1) person$47,850
Two (2) people$54,650
Three (3) people$61,500
Four (4) people$68,300
Five (5) people$73,800
Six (6) people$79,250
Seven (7) people$84,700
Eight (8) people$90,200

Application Process

Further Screening Processes

Once it is determined that a household meets basic status and income requirements, applicants are further screened in accordance with HRA policy, federal and state fair housing laws, and regulations set forth by EOHLC. As part of the application process, applicants must authorize HRA to conduct thorough background checks including criminal history (including a sex offender record information check), rental history, credit history and a personal reference check.

Preferences and Priority

Applicants are selected in chronological order by date of completed application. However, preference is given to applicants who are veterans of the United States Armed Services. Preference is also given to racial minorities in compliance with affirmative action laws, and to applicants who reside in the town in which the housing facility is located. Priority may be given if the applicant is homeless through no fault of their own.