Parsons Village

Parsons Village in Easthampton is Massachusetts first Net Zero Affordable Housing project. At 46,000 square feet, the houses consist of 38 units with studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a community center and small park. Energy-efficient and sustainable building practices were used in its construction; units use 53 to 60 percent less energy than a standard new home of the same size which required intensive focus on thermal envelope sealing techniques from initial structure to finish.

The Valley CDC received $3.6 million in tax credits and subsidies to help build the approximately $12 million housing project on a 4.3-acre parcel at 69 Parsons St. The project also received $200,000 from Community Preservation Act funding.