Valley Community Development seeks to empower low and moderate-income people and underserved populations to manage and improve the quality of their lives. We accomplish this through the development of affordable housing, providing economic opportunities, and encouraging community leadership. We accomplish these goals by focusing on three areas of community development:
Valley Community Development is a non-profit corporation formed in 1988 to address the growing needs of low and moderate-income people through developing and preserving affordable rental and ownership housing, cultivating economic self-sufficiency, and fostering community leadership. The impetus for forming Valley Community Development was to address the shortage of affordable housing and the economic changes to the local economy in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.
Valley Community Development is located in Northampton, MA. Our service area is comprised primarily of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and Hadley though we serve all of Hampshire County for homeownership and small business services.
Since 1988, Valley Community Development has developed 279 units of affordable rental and ownership housing; provided business technical assistance to 2,111 entrepreneurs; assisted over 8,400 homebuyers and homeowners in the region; and helped low-income homeowners correct health and safety code violations in their homes.