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Housing Authority
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Lisa M. Audette
Housing Authority Agent
Address:
1000 Central Park Terrace

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Phone:
508-528-2220
Fax:
 
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Executive Director Page
Board Members
Name
Phone
Term Expires
George A. Danello, Chairperson
528-4358
2012
Chris Feeley
520-6911
2014
Paul Cheli
 
 
Diane Padula
 
 
Mark Teehan
541-7311
2016
Modernization of the Franklin Housing Authority
The Franklin Housing Authority has been awarded $521,750.00 for several modernization projects by the Department of Housing and Community Development. These projects will include the following:

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Roof replacement on the buildings in our 667-3 development including the community hall and maintenance garage, currently in the construction phase.
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Upgrade electrical service in 28 units of 200-1 housing, currently in designer phase.
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Site improvement in the 200-1 development.
Further, an award of $40,300.00 was issued for the capital improvement planning phase of the heating, hot water and ventilation systems of 40 units in the 667-1 development.
Franklin Housing Authority is planning to renovate and expand its current office to accommodate ADA regulations and provide space for our growing needs.
Outstanding Agency Award
On May 21, 2003, Franklin Housing Authority was honored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and represented with an Outstanding Agency Award or its 'Helping Hands Program'. This program was developed to assist low-income residents in the housing authority to make rental payments in exchange for community service.
FHA Property
The Franklin Housing Authority manages 161 units of State Aided Elderly/Disabled Housing, 33 units of low income Family Housing and an 8-unit Group Home. Additionally, the housing Authority is responsible for a four bedroom congregate facility. This program provides a shared living environment for its residents who maintain private bedrooms. Congregate housing was established for residents who are self-reliant, however, may need limited support.
Also, Franklin Housing Authority owns two single homes in town. These two properties are reserved for lease to low-income families and affords these families the opportunity to reside in a residential neighborhood.
Special Events Noted With Appreciation

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Saint Mary's Parish Youth Organization treated FHA residents to an indoor picnic during the summer and a Christmas Pizza Party during the holiday season. Volunteers and youths along with the pastor spread smiles and good cheer to all.
Rotary Club members served their annual spaghetti dinner to FHA residents and area seniors complete with all the fixings. Also, the Rotarians provided a nice gift for each senior. Dominic Padula through Party Pro's provided music and songs from the past, which put a tap to the foot and a smile to the face of all seniors who attended. Rotary members cooked, served, entertained and picked up after. Rotarians always comment that the smiles and the kind words of appreciation received make their time and efforts very rewarding.
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Students and teachers from the Remington/Jefferson schools, with help and support from the Franklin Police Department, Jeanne Melanson and parents of students, provided Christmas gifts for Franklin Housing Authority's young family members through a Secret Santa program for the sixth year running. This group provides gifts along with a Christmas spirit that may otherwise be lost.
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The employees of the Franklin Housing Authority cooked and served all the fixings of a traditional cookout at its forth annual Senior Appreciation Cookout. Ben Franklin Savings Bank sponsored the picnic and we offer special thanks to them for making the day possible.
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Franklin Police Department sponsored a full Thanksgiving dinner for Franklin Residents who may otherwise not enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Special thanks to Chief Bennadeto and Officer Gratto for the planning of this spectacular event. This dinner took place at the Franklin Housing Authority community building on the day prior to Thanksgiving Day. Uniform Officers served many area seniors at the hall and housebound seniors had meals delivered to them at home. The Officers were very successful in making the seniors feel special and the event assisted in showing the true caliber of our police department.

Special Thanks
The Board of Commissioners, Staff and Residents of the Franklin Housing Authority wish to express their thanks and appreciation to the following:
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The Clergy, a continuous support and comfort in the time of need and always.
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Franklin Senior Association Members Rita Harding, Evelyn Mucciarone, Betty Picard, Doris Mattison and Mary Chambers. This Association plans pizza parties, morning coffee and donuts, card parties and many more events for the enjoyment of all Franklin Seniors.
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Council on Aging, SHINE Program and Food Pantry for assisting residents with health care concerns and working with the Authority to recognize needs and provide activities
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Franklin Police Department, Chief Bennadeto and Lieutenant Semerjian for continuous concern, attention and response to the needs of the Authority and its Residents.
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Franklin Fire and Rescue, always professional and respectable.
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Franklin TRIAD Committee along with the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office for assisting in identifying the safety concerns of Franklin's seniors and planning aggressive strategies to enhance the quality of life of older persons
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Senator Magnani, Representative Vallee and Congressman McGovern for their relentless support of the Housing Programs and Bills with the best interest of our residents at heart.
Through the years the community and the housing authority are finding ways to improve the quality of life for our area seniors and low-income families. With the support of the Commissioners and the community the Franklin Housing Authority continues to be a nice place to live.
Respectfully submitted,
Lisa M. Pernini, PHM, Executive Director