Our Mission

We build social equity by expanding housing and small business opportunities.

Since 1988, Valley Community Development has worked on addressing the needs of our community through economic and housing development.

Valley serves Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties for homeownership and small business services and primarily Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, and Easthampton for affordable housing development.

Our Impact

Valley has built or preserved over 400 affordable homes and apartments on our community. We continue to build affordable housing because housing is a human right and there is a dire need in our region. We have taught, counseled, and helped thousands (almost 9,000!) of people in their homeownership journey supporting them in building equity through informed decision making. And we know that small businesses help make communities vibrant which is why we’ve worked with almost 3,000 business owners and entrepreneurs since 1988, helping them take ideas into reality.

Massachusetts Community Development Corporations

We collaborate with more than a dozen other western Mass CDCs to serve residents of the Commonwealth’s four western counties with the support of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC). To find out more about these other Western MA CDCs, and to see which of these CDCs have programs to meet your needs, visit Western Mass CDCs.

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