Who We Are

The Naugatuck Valley Project is a regional organization of religious congregations, local labor organizations, and cooperative housing communities.  Organized in 1983 to save and create jobs, develop affordable housing opportunities, and expand critical public and private services in the Naugatuck Valley, NVP is an organization with a long history in one of the oldest and poorest industrial areas in the nation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a broad-based organization for change that is initiated, organized, and led by low income communities, working families, and people of color.


Our Method

NVP builds its power through intentional relationship building, leadership training, issue research and education, and direct-action activities. NVP works with allies where interests intersect on collaborative campaigns that affect policies at the local, regional, state, and federal level.