Exciting things are happening at Home City!

  • Home City Housing and Better Homes, Inc., our parent, non-profit company founded in 1968, have come together under one name… Home City Development, Inc. , and we continue to have the same commitment to providing quality, affordable housing as well as our commitment to building better neighborhoods.
  • We are a non-profit organization that develops and owns multi-family rental properties in Hampden and Hampshire counties,
  • We currently own 423 units in Springfield and Northampton. We also provide technical assistance to non-profit groups to facilitate the development of affordable housing using various federal and state housing assistance programs.
  • As of July 1, 2016 all property management responsibilities are shifted over to a new partner, Housing Management Resources, Inc. This private firm has a strong commitment to high quality, resident-centered professional management. Although based in Quincy, many of the senior staff are residents of the Pioneer Valley and have worked with Home City and other local agencies for many years. Most of the Home City staff transitioned over to HMR, so you will still recognize most of the faces in the office. Phone numbers will remain unchanged. Email addresses for HMR staff will eventually change, but folks will get plenty of notice.
  • Those of us not working in property management have several projects in the development pipeline.  Building on some of the prior development work of long-time Springfield resident, E. Henry Twiggs, we will be bringing substantial resources to the community.   Watch here for news on this wonderful new addition to Mason Square.
  • As if this was not enough excitement, we are  now found at 261 Oak Grove Avenue, right across the street from the Resident Resource Center.

Resident Engagement Program

We take pride not only in our investment to provide more attractive and sustainable places to live, but also to build the social infrastructure essential to community life. From after-school teen programs, to workforce readiness and financial independence classes, to early childhood literacy programs, homeownership counseling and community gardening, Home City encourages residents to reach for their goals and engage in a mutually supportive and respectful community.

The Resident Engagement Program receives support from the United Way of Pioneer
Valley.  http://www.uwpv.org/unitedwayofpioneervalleylogo

Builders, Managers, Change Agents

Whether you are an investor, tenant, property owner, or non-profit organization, Home City Development is interested in working with you to build better neighborhoods.

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Founded in 1968, Home City Development is sensitive to the needs of the Greater Springfield community, seeking to improve its housing stock, while serving the needs of vulnerable populations such as mentally ill and chronically homeless persons. We assist residents with accessing supportive services such as fuel assistance, mediation, case management, and programs for children and families.