Property type: Public Housing for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
The Winslow Wentworth House in downtown Turners Falls offers seventeen (17) semi-assisted, efficiency style congregate living units. There are sixteen (16) one-bedroom units, two of which are accessible for persons with mobility impairments, and one (1) two-bedroom unit. Each unit shares a half-bath with one neighbor. Community spaces include a communal kitchen, where meals are prepared for residents, subject to current public health guidance.
HRA partners with LifePath to coordinate services for residents of the Winslow Wentworth House.
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:
- Download and print the PDF applications shown below, or
- call us and stop by the office to pick one up.
State-Aided Housing Income Eligibility Chart
|Household Size||Maximum 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|
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.