Providing Affordable Housing in Northampton, MA

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Building safe, comfortable affordable housing is a fundamental component of Valley Community Development’s overall mission. Since its inception, Valley Community Development has produced 279 affordable rental and ownership homes in one of Massachusetts’ most competitive and coveted real estate markets.These homes provide economic stability and an opportunity for economic advancement to low and moderate income households wanting to live and contribute to the communities of Northampton, Amherst, and Easthampton in Hampshire County.

Unless otherwise linked, all Valley rentals start with this pre-application to put you on the waiting list for our locations. Only one pre-application needs to be completed if you’re interested in Valley’s properties in Northampton or Amherst.

Northampton Rentals:

The Lumber Yard

The Lumber Yard

256 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA
The Lumber Yard is comprised of 55 affordable family rental apartments consisting of one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedroom apartments. There are 5 wheelchair accessible apartments. Laundry facilities on site. Community room on site for use by tenants. Tot lot and courtyard for tenants. Smoke free and pet free property. Limited parking on-site. Covered bicycle storage. The property is managed by Way Finders.

Lumber Yard Application

Sergeant House

Sergeant House

82 Bridge Street, Northampton (under construction)
Originally a 15 single room occupancy (SRO) building with a common kitchen and 4 common bathrooms. The property is currently under construction/expansion to transform this SRO into 31 small studio supportive housing apartments. It will serve a variety of residents including those experiencing homelessness, Department of Mental Health clients, low wage earners, retirees, and those with disabilities. Occupancy is expected Spring 2020. A lottery for applicants was held in February. Fill out the application to get on the waitlist. Onsite laundry facilities. Limited on-site parking.

Sergeant House Application

Go West Building

Go West Building

1-3 North Main Street, Florence
Seventeen (17) small studio apartments with bathroom and kitchenette. One apartment is wheelchair accessible. Laundry facilities on site. Pet free building. Covered bicycle storage. No parking; street parking only.

Valley Pre-Application

King Street Apartments

King Street Apartments

96-98 King Street, Northampton
Located in downtown Northampton, this property has 10 small studio apartments. There is one wheelchair accessible studio apartment.  Laundry facilities on site.  Small common area. Outdoor patio in backyard. Pet free building. Covered bicycle storage. No parking; street parking only.

Valley Pre-Application

The Maples

The Maples

16 North Maple Street, Florence
An 11-room SRO (single room occupancy) with one (1) shared kitchen and four (4) shared bathrooms. The units are reserved for formerly homeless individuals. Laundry on site. Covered bicycle storage. Pet free building. No parking; street parking only.

Valley Pre-Application

School Street Apartments

School Street Apartments

46-48 School Street, Northampton
Located downtown Northampton, this 8-unit affordable family rental apartment complex is comprised of efficiencies, one-bedrooms, a two-bedroom and a three-bedroom apartment. The two-bedroom apartment is wheelchair accessible. Laundry onsite. Pet free building. Parking on site. Abuts Veterans Field for recreational activities.

Valley Pre-Application

Valley Millbank Apartments

Valley Millbank Apartments

18-34-79 Michelman Avenue, Northampton
Located off Pleasant Street, close to downtown Northampton, Valley owns 24 family apartments consisting of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments in three buildings. One wheelchair accessible apartment. Pet free buildings. Laundry on site. Ample onsite parking.

Valley Pre-Application

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