Main Road (Route 143)
Chesterfield MA 01012
map | overhead view (Google)
Business Assistance Programs,
Affordable Housing and Social Services
CDC was founded by community residents within ten rural towns (populations
556-2800 persons per town) of Western Massachusetts due to a recognized
lack of local and municipal capacity to advocate for a fair share of
resources for the region and to facilitate cooperative regional programming.
Founders wished to improve the overall quality of life for area residents,
many of whom have very low incomes, are unemployed or underemployed.
These persons suffer from the isolation of the region, the lack of public
transportation, lack of local jobs, and an overall absence of basic
services and facilities that are commonplace in more populated areas.
has steadily expanded its range of programs and staff capacity during
its 16 year history. Through highly successful grant writing, Hilltown
CDC has aided the communities it serves to raise over 10 million dollars
in program funds for the region. Program impacts include: rehabilitating
over 350 housing units; developing 8 units of affordable housing; providing
small business loans or technical assistance to over 531 businesses;
making 18 public buildings handicapped accessible; reconstruction of
over two miles of roadway; construction of a 2,400 sq. ft. community
center; facilitating community planning activities and organizing local
groups; securing grants for social service programs reaching over 1,000
local low and moderate income residents.
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