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Applications Open for Single Family Home

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for a single family 3-bedroom home to be built on South Deerfield Road in Conway, MA.

Information sessions are a great way to learn more about Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity and to ask questions about the application process. You can complete the application after the information session. All 3 information sessions are the same - choose the time that works the best for you. All sessions will be conducted via zoom - you can join with a phone or computer. Interpretation is available if requested in advance.

  • Saturday March 26, 2022 at 10am - Register

  • Thursday April 7, 2022 at 6pm - Register

  • Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 6pm - Register

Eligibility criteria include having a housing need, a willingness to partner and the ability to pay an affordable mortgage. The minimum income required is $30,000/year and the maximum varies with family size.

The home will be built in a beautiful rural area of Western Massachusetts. There is minimal access to public transportation so a working vehicle is needed. The home site is about a 20-minute drive to Greenfield and a 30-minute drive to Northampton. It is only a half mile away from the public elementary school in Conway – but walking may be difficult on the busy hilly road.

The modest home will be two stories and approximately 1,300 sq feet. The home will be energy efficient and built to ENERGY STAR standards. The house will be all electric and heated with an Air Source Heat Pump. All 3 bedrooms will be on the second floor. A half bath will be available on the first floor and a full bath on the second floor.

Outdoor storage in an attached shed will be provided. The home will be built on a slab – so there will be no basement storage. There will also be no attic storage since the attic will be reserved for insulation. Washer/dryer hookups and an option for a dishwasher will be provided.

As a homeowner you will be responsible for driveway maintenance and snow removal on the steep driveway. The home will have a well and septic system and is not connected to town water or sewer. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who will enjoy the benefits of rural living in an affordable home.

Since 1989, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity has built decent, affordable homes with 48 low income families in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We build our homes with volunteer labor and donations of material, supplies, land, and services. At the onset of homebuilding, a family is selected and enters into a long-term partnership with Pioneer Valley Habitat. Future homeowners contribute 250 hours of labor during the construction of their home alongside volunteers from the community. Upon completion, the home is sold to the family with an affordable mortgage. Habitat is a hand-up, not a hand-out: the organization has a perpetual legacy in that all mortgage funds received are reinvested to build more homes. We are a housing organization helping to bring stability to families, bringing more stability into our neighborhoods and communities.


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