Under Construction:

Amherst Community Land Trust Partnership – North Pleasant Street

PVHH is working in partnership with the Amherst Community Land Trust (ACLT) to build an affordable duplex on land formerly owned the North Amherst Community Farm (NACF).  ACLT  has chosen PVHH to be the developer of two affordable home ownership units at the site.  This project is currently under construction!

North Amherst Duplex

Rendering by Bruce Coldham, FAIA

Hawthorne Farm Project – East Pleasant Street

Habitat is excited to announce that it was selected to build two housing units at the Hawthorne Farm site at 235-237 East Pleasant Street in Amherst.  You can read more about the history of Amherst’s public planning process for this site at amherstma.gov

Hawthorne Rendering

Draft rendering of the Hawthorne duplex by Brad Hutchison

Hawthorne Floor Plans 8-18-15

Hawthorne Floor Plans 8-18-15 (subject to change at PVHH discretion)

Sponsors and Contributors of Goods and Services, $5,000 +

 Florence Savings Bank fsb-logo

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

 Chenevert Electric community-foundation-w-mass-logo-e1453318460428

Chuck Dauchy, Environmental Consultant

Cowls Building Supply

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston smithvoclogocowlslogo

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

Town of Amherst

Wagner Wood wagnerwoodlogo

Yankee Home Improvement





Homes Built:

Belchertown Road

The Wallraising for 887 Belchertown Road was held on September 9 2012.  Lesley Pinero was chosen as the new homeowner.  She put in many hours along with volunteers building and raising the walls.  The house was completed on schedule in 2013 thanks to a well-organized and great volunteer crew.

Stanley Street

Pioneer Valley Habitat built four single-family homes between 2006 and 2011 on Stanley Street.  The land was donated by Amherst College and Amherst students were active on the building crews, supplemented by other PVH construction volunteers.  The homes were designed by Kuhn Riddle Architects for great energy efficiency, which helps keep them sustainable for low-income homeowners. You can read about the photovoltaic panels installed on these homes in our November 2010 newsletter.


A duplex condo home on Charles Lane in 1996
A single family home on West Pomeroy Lane in 2001