Valley Community Development seeks to empower low- and moderate-income people and underserved populations. We accomplish these goals by focusing on three areas of community development:
- Housing Services including first-time homebuyer workshops and foreclosure prevention counseling
- Affordable Housing Development
- Small Business Development
Valley Community Development is a nonprofit 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 was to address the shortage of affordable housing and the economic changes to the local economy in Hampshire County.
Valley Community Development is based in Northampton. Our service area is comprised primarily of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and Hadley though we serve all of Hampshire and Franklin counties for homeownership and small business services.
Since 1988, Valley has developed 391 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.
Massachusetts Community Development Corporations
We collaborate with more than a dozen other Western MA 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.