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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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JoiaBeauty | Small Business Spotlight

JoiaBeauty | Small Business Spotlight

Throughout the COVID pandemic, JoiaBeauty worked with various consultants at Valley to understand the various resources available to weather the storm all while also working on improving their social and digital marketing.

JoiaBeauty offers a selection of natural products for skin and body care along with facials and body treatments. Dr. Hauschka, Annemarie Borlind, Weleda, Phyto, and butterLONDON are just a few of the many lines they carry.

JoiaBeauty received an MGCC Empowered Digital Grant in April to help increase their digital capacity. Through this opportunity, JoiaBeauty worked to be consistent and targeted with their social media posts and updated their website to attract new customers and improve the customer experience.

“The level of expertise of our Valley CDC consultants impressed us as did their ability to listen and identify our needs.  We have become more consistent and targeted with our social media posts and were helped by a digital grant to upgrade our website which we saw an immediate positive response to and have felt the support of business colleagues during a time when small businesses could become isolated.  We appreciate Valley and would seek an opportunity to work with the organization again!”  Luahn Page, partner JoiaBeauty

For a look inside the store visit joiabeauty.com or stop by 6 Craft Avenue, Northampton, MA just steps from City Hall.

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Amherst affordable condo project scores $1.25M in financing from statewide partnership

Amherst affordable condo project scores $1.25M in financing from statewide partnership

By SCOTT MERZBACH
Published: 8/31/2022 2:26:21 PM
Modified: 8/31/2022 2:22:42 PM

AMHERST — A Valley Community Development project in North Amherst to build 30 condominiums, two-thirds of which will be affordable, is receiving an acquisition loan and predevelopment loan totaling $1.25 million.

The Community Economic Development Assistance Corp. on Wednesday announced its support for the project, on the former site of a repair garage and trucking terminal on Ball Lane.

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Hadley board backs affordable housing plans

Hadley board backs affordable housing plans

Published: 8/4/2022 8:56:55 PM
Modified: 8/4/2022 8:53:48 PM

HADLEY — A letter supporting Valley Community Development’s interest in converting the EconoLodge hotel on Route 9 into a 51-unit affordable housing complex will be issued by the Select Board.

Following extensive discussion with Laura Baker, real estate development director for Valley CDC, the board Wednesday voted 3-1, with member Amy Parsons voting against and member Joyce Chunglo abstaining, to have a support letter go to the state’s Department of Housing & Community Development’s Division of Housing Development and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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