Valley Community Development Corp.

Building. Access. Opportunity.

aka Valley CDC   |   Northampton, MA   |  www.valleycdc.com

Mission

Valley Community Development 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.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Alexis Breiteneicher

Main address

256 Pleasant St Suite A

Northampton, MA 01060 USA

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EIN

22-2906466

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Economic Development (S30)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Homeownership Program

We provide first time homebuyer counseling through 1:1 sessions and monthly webinars. We also offer financial literacy counseling, post-purchase counseling, and foreclosure prevention support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Low-income people
Working poor
Immigrants
Unemployed people

We provide small business support to low and moderate income individuals and under served communities beginning or running businesses.

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people

Valley owns six affordable rental properties in Amherst and Northampton, MA that provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for people with low-incomes.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Unemployed people

Valley is an active affordable housing developer with multiple housing sites under development or review. We build affordable rental and homeownership housing for individuals and families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Low-income people
Immigrants
Adults
Low-income people
Immigrants
Homeless people
Adults
Low-income people
Immigrants
Homeless people
Working poor

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Valley Community Development Corp.

Board of directors
as of 09/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Madeline Weaver Blanchette

Richard Abbott

Richard Bauman

Pat Byrnes

William Fontes

Amy Fyden

Theresa LaValley

Carol Walker

Madeline Weaver-Blanchette

Greg Richane

Dr. Saulsberry

Kim Alston

Maureen Borg

Dorothy Nemetz

Angelique Baker

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/1/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/01/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.