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  HOME CITY DEVELOPMENT INC.
261 Oak Grove Ave. Springfield, MA 01109 (413) 785-5312 www.homecitydevelopment.org
Executive Director: Thomas Kegelman
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1968
OPERATING BUDGET
$5,200,000
SERVICE AREA
Western Mass.
MISSION STATEMENT
Home City Development Inc. (HCDI) is a nonprofit real-estate development company serving low- and moderate-income families.
We recognize the need for stable housing in the life of the family
and as an essential element for economic and educational success.
Our mission is three-fold:
1. To restore or replace substandard housing with a supply of decent, affordable, and well- managed housing for individuals and families;
2. To facilitate neighborhood growth and health in collaboration with partners, leading to long-term family and community stability; and
3. To work with residents, building on their strengths, toward healthy and stable futures through literacy, food security, and job- readiness training.
HOME CITY
DEVELOPMENT, INC.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Home City works with investors, residents, property owners, and other nonprofit organizations to build better neighborhoods in Western Mass. Home City was founded as Better Homes Inc. in 1968 by the Chamber of Commerce, and is a multi-service, nonprofit housing organization that develops and owns mixed-income residential properties in Western Mass. Over the years, HCDI has helped to develop thousands of housing units.
Home City currently owns 444 housing units within the city of Springfield, and an additional 18 apartments in Northampton. The properties include 101 single-room-occupancy units and 343 apartments with one to five bedrooms. More than 1,000 people currently reside in these properties, including almost 450 children. The conversion of a tornado-damaged school in Springfield into Elias Brookings Apartments was completed in March 2022, combining
42 units of family housing with 3,000 square feet of multi-use community space. Meanwhile, planning continues for additional family rental housing and supportive housing for the chronically homeless, as well as all-electric, high-efficiency home-ownership development for low- to moderate-income families.
Over the last four years, Home City has spent more than $65 million on construction projects in the Springfield economy alone. This has generated 280,000 hours of paid construction work, contributed over $45,000 to area nonprofits serving our residents, and paid more than $720,000 in property taxes.
With our property-management partner, Housing Management Resources Inc., we provide a wide range of resources to residents, actively engaging with them to create more prosperous and sustainable neighborhoods. From intensive case-management support for struggling individuals and families to youth- leadership development, youth literacy, credit counseling, homebuyer training, and workforce readiness, we use both our physical presence (with more than 10,000 square feet of community meeting space, playgrounds, and gardens) and our human connections with tenants, neighborhood groups, and local vendors to promote the development of successful families and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods.
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Home City Development Inc., 261 Oak Grove Ave., Springfield, MA 01109.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Anyone interested in volunteering with Home City to further its mission should contact Executive Director Thomas Kegelman at tkegelman@ homecitydevelopment.org.
  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
V. Van Johnson III, President
Loleta Collins, Vice President
Malissa Naylor, Treasurer
Dr. Andrew Balder Kyle Callendar Rev. Karen L. Walker David Maynard Bev Bates Vanessa Otero Tom McColgan Chris Sugrue Bertrand Daniel
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