Affordable housing proposed for 27 Crafts Avenue in Northampton

Aug. 8, 2023 |  Ryan Feyre

NORTHAMPTON — Preliminary plans have been proposed involving an affordable housing project behind Northampton City Hall on 27 Crafts Ave.

The project, which is being developed by Valley Community Development, officially began in late 2022 when Valley responded to a request for proposals issued by the city to develop the location for affordable housing.

Valley was selected to be the developer for the project, which includes 30 studios for single adults/couples. Twenty of them are being developed for unhoused or “very low-income” individuals while 10 will be reserved for low-to-moderate-income tenants. Five will be handicap accessible.

According to Bill Womeldorf, a real estate project manager from Valley and point person for the project, low-to-moderate-income includes individuals who are making minimum wage while a very low-income single person includes someone who generally makes less than $20,950 a year.

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