In 2012, Rural Development, Inc. (RDI), with the help of many partners, built a village of twenty Near Zero Net Energy condominiums in Greenfield, MA. This is a mixed-income, mixed-ability development including sixteen homes sold to owners at low and moderate incomes, two units were sold to market owners, and two fully accessible units were retained by RDI as affordable rental units for people with physical disabilities. These homes are certified through the Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star program and the LEED for Homes program to be green, super energy efficient building. All twenty homes are visit-able by people in wheelchairs.
The two RDI-owned accessible rental units are managed by the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). To begin the application process to get on the waiting list for these homes, please contact HRA at 413-863-9781.