FCRHRA Ashfield House StephanieCraig Photography 5148

 Project Description

The Ashfield House is an historic, eighteen unit, four-story wood-frame building located in downtown Ashfield with one, two, and three bedroom units.  Upper-story units are accessible by stairs. A full coin-op laundromat in the building is available to residents and the general public. The property is located within walking distance of small businesses and services including restaurants, convenience stores, churches, and the post office.

The Ashfield House has units set aside for households at a range of income levels. A household must make no more than 80% AMI (see Income Eligibility Chart) to qualify for a unit at the Ashfield House.

Household Size60% AMI80% AMI
One (1) person $33,600 $44,800
Two (2) people $38,400 $51,200
Three (3) people $43,200 $57,600
Four (4) people $48,000 $64,000
Five (5) people $51,840 $69,150
Six (6) people $55,680 $74,250
Seven (7) people $59,520 $74,250
Eight (8) people $63,360 $84,500

Rent for seven units at this property are subsidized by the Project Based Housing Choice Voucher program and three units are subsidized by Project Based Massachusetts Rental Voucher program. Both programs are administered through the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority. Eligibility for the remaining eight non-subsidized units at the Ashfield House is determined by rent affordability standards.

Rent Affordability
In order to meet rent affordability requirements, rent must total no more than 35% of a household's total monthly income. Households that already have housing vouchers (Section 8, MRVP, or others) will also meet rent affordability requirements, and are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Waitlist Length
The waitlist for Ashfield House depends on many variables including the applicant’s income, the size of the unit being applied for and current vacancies in the building.

How to Apply
To apply for one of the seven units with Project Based Housing Choice Voucher subsidies, fill out the 
AH Project-Based HCV Application.
To apply for the one of the three units with a Project Based MRVP subsidy, fill out the AH MRVP application. 
To apply for one of the other eight apartments in the Ashfield House, you need to fill out theAH Building-Only Application
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