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Homeownership

Homeownership

Whether you are trying to determine if homeownership is a realistic goal for you or you need help planning for homeownership, we offer workshops and individual counseling that will help you navigate the complicated homebuying process.

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Small Business Assistance

Small Business Assistance

Our Small Business Development program provides comprehensive pro-active support for entrepreneurs planning to launch their own businesses and for owners of existing small businesses.

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Affordable Housing Development

Affordable Housing Development

Since its inception, Valley Community Development has produced over 391 affordable rental and ownership housing units in one of Massachusetts’ most competitive and coveted real estate markets.

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Valley Community Development seeks to empower low and moderate-income people and underserved populations manage and improve the quality of their lives. We accomplish this through the development of affordable housing, providing economic opportunities, and encouraging community leadership. Since 1988, we have achieved the following accomplishments:

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Affordable housing complex opens its doors in Sunderland

Affordable housing complex opens its doors in Sunderland

Staff Writer
Published: 1/26/2023 6:13:11 PM

SUNDERLAND — The first tenants are moving into Sanderson Place as Franklin County’s first new affordable housing complex in years opened its doors on Thursday.

Located at 120 North Main St. and featuring 33 wheelchair-accessible apartments, Sanderson Place is an affordable senior housing complex that was six years in the making. Tenants were approved through a lottery over the summer and have been waiting the last seven months for the OK to begin moving in.

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Free training program available to small businesses in Westfield

Free training program available to small businesses in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Small businesses in Westfield that have been operating for three years or less may be eligible to receive free training.

The City of Westfield announced its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funding the “Business Blueprint Program”, through Valley Community Development and Cities Gateway consultants. The non-profit organization called Valley Community Development in Northampton has provided technical assistance to over 2,000 entrepreneurs.

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State revamps home accessibility program to make it easier for residents to apply for loans of up to $50K

State revamps home accessibility program to make it easier for residents to apply for loans of up to $50K

Staff Writer
Published: 1/23/2023 5:29:55 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Valley residents looking to secure no-interest loans from the state to make accessibility improvements to their homes now have an easier way to do so after the state reconfigured its coverage area for western Massachusetts.

The Home Modification Loan Program, overseen by the Community Economic Development Assistance Corp., is a state-funded initiative that provides financing to older adults, people with disabilities and small landlords who want to make necessary home modifications such as ramps and lifts, widening of doorways, fencing, renovating flooring, adding handrails, bathroom and kitchen counter adaptations and more.

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