Our Mission

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.

We accomplish these goals by focusing on three areas of community development:

Our History

Valley Community Development 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 Community Development was to address the shortage of affordable housing and the shrinkage of blue collar jobs in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

Valley Community Development is located in Northampton, MA. Our service area is comprised primarily of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and Hadley.

Our Impact

Since 1988, Valley Community Development has developed over 224 units of affordable rental and ownership housing; provided business technical assistance to well over 1500 entrepreneurs; assisted over 8,000 homebuyers and homeowners in the region; and helped low income homeowners correct health and safety code violations in their homes.

Get Involved

Valley Community Development provides a variety of community economic development programs and services to low and moderate income residents within Hampshire County, but primarily the communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst and Hadley. To volunteer, join a committee or learn about becoming a Board member, please send us an email.