Affordable & Fair Housing

The City has various programs to ensure affordable and fair housing.  The current analysis of Fair Housing is:

Unlocking Opportunity: An Assessment of Barriers to Fair Housing in Northampton (2019)

Housing Rehabilitation: The City of Northampton has federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist qualified owner-occupants in making necessary repairs to their homes to eliminate building code violations, eliminate unsafe or unhealthy conditions, undertake accessibility modifications, improve weatherization, or undertake other necessary repairs to improve the quality of living conditions. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission assists the City with the program administration.  If interested in applying, please contact: PVPC Housing Coordinator Shirley Stephens at (413) 781-6045 for a pre-application form to establish your interest. If determined to be eligible, you will be placed on a list for assistance.  Assistance will be on a “first come first serve” basis to fully qualified applicants. If needed, a wait list will be established.