In Development

Sergeant House

31 Studio Apartments - 15 Renovated, 16 New

Valley Community Development is partnering with Way Finders to address structural defects, worn elements, lack of energy efficiency, and lack of accessibility. Together they will accomplish a major renovation and addition to the property.

Valley Community Development has owned and operated this antique building (circa 1820) in Northampton since 1990 as a traditional 15-room Single Room Occupancy with 1 common kitchen and 4 common bathrooms.  Prior to 1990, the building served as a family homeless shelter and a former lodging house. Located on a ½ acre lot in a high-income neighborhood in downtown Northampton, The Sergeant House at 82 Bridge Street is an excellent site for affordable housing.  

Interested in an apartment at Sergeant House?

Studio apartments at Sergeant House are being rented to single person households who qualify. 
Area Median Income (AMI) limits do apply:

  • 30% AMI - $18,630
  • 50% AMI - $31,050
  • 60% AMI - $37,260

Tenants will be selected via lottery, taking place in January 2020. Applications must be postmarked or received by Way Finders at 155 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060 by January 17, 2020. 

Information sessions about the application process for apartments at Sergeant House will be held at The Lumber Yard Community Room, 256 Pleasant Stret, Northampton, MA at the following times:

  • 10 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019  
  • 5 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019

If you have any questions please contact us.

Features of Sergeant House include:

  • Heat, hot water, cooking, and electricity included in rent
  • Average apartment size - 250 sf
  • 18 project based subsidies for tenants at or below 30% AMI
  • 13 units for tenants at or below 60% AMI
  • 8 units with homeless preference
  • 2 units reserved for clients of the Department of Mental Health
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • 3 fully wheelchair-accessible apartments
  • Expanded common areas
  • Historic restoration of main house
  • Property Management office
  • Non-smoking
  • PVTA bus stop nearby
  • Amtrak platform nearby
  • Limited on-site parking