Valley CDC seeks to empower low and moderate income people and the 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.
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 CDC is a non-profit corporation formed in 1988 by Casa Latina, a local non-profit agency, 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 CDC was to address the shortage of affordable housing and the shrinkage of blue collar jobs in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.
Valley CDC is located in Northampton, MA. Our service area is comprised of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and Hadley.
Since 1988, Valley CDC has developed over 180 units of affordable rental and ownership housing; provided business technical assistance to well over 1500 entrepreneurs; assisted many thousands of homebuyers and homeowners in the region; and helped low income homeowners correct health and safety code violations in their homes.