COVID-19 Information & Updates

Town Hall, Senior Center and the Library are open by appointment only. Please call the department you would like to make an appointment with for scheduling.

The West Springfield Police Department and Fire Department lobbies are closed to the public for non-emergencies.

Please call the business line to any department regarding Town business as will be doing our best to assist you by phone or via email.

CDBG Funded Projects

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 The office of Community Development manages a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), originating from the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office, but allocated to West Springfield from the MA Office of Housing and Community Development

 CDBG monies are intended for use to "develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living and environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons," under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. 

Most of our programs happen in the Southeast Target Area (STA), an area census-qualified as low- to moderate-income, but many of these activities help the community at large. 

FY2019 Programs

Alice Corson Playground Project

To update and improve our green space resources and enhance the health of our residents. 

Phase 1 of Boys & Girls Club Renovation Project

Three phases will be undertaken between 2019-2020. The first phase is designed to address the main entrance and lobby area of the club. The redesign will facilitate better accessibility and safety and security features. 

FY2018 Programs

Merrick Neighborhood Master Plan

To create a master plan for the neighborhood which will assess the current strengths and weaknesses in the area, gather public input, and make recommendations as to how the Town can achieve the goals that are identified. 

Garden Street Sewer Improvement Project

To maintain and replace aging infrastructure within the Southeast Target Area. 

FY2017 Programs

First Congregational Church Purchase

To preserve and best utilize the historic property located on Park Street, adjacent to the Town Common and Coburn School. 

Ongoing Programs

Housing Rehabilitation

The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides eligible homeowners with loans, and sometimes grants, in order to address code violations and improve living conditions for low-and moderate-income households 

Please see the Housing Rehabilitation-specific page on the left sidebar, or by clicking through here. 

Sanitary Code Enforcement

The Office of Community Development provides funding for a Sanitary Code Inspector who works under the West Springfield Health Department to investigate complaints in the Southeast Target Area regarding interior and exterior problems with housing conditions and other related local regulations. Ensuring that housing units meet basic sanitary code guidelines will help to improve the area and prevent decline.

The West Springfield Office of Community Development also works on a variety of other projects, including planning studies and the development of the West Springfield Trade Center, among others.

If you are interested in applying for any of our programs or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.