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Housing Professionals Talk Inclusionary Zoning in Somerville.  SCC & MA Housing Partnership Co-Host Productive Roundtable

Housing Professionals Talk Inclusionary Zoning in Somerville. SCC & MA Housing Partnership Co-Host Productive Roundtable

November 22, 2014

On Friday, November 14th, a group of 17 people who have been dedicated to the field of Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) met for a 3 hour lively roundtable discussion to study, discuss and troubleshoot current ideas and recommendations for changes to Somerville's IZ Policy as the City of Somerville undergoes an overhaul in its zoning. This event was hosted by Massachusetts Housing Partnership and SCC.

Union United Presents on Community Benefits at CAC Meeting

Union United Presents on Community Benefits at CAC Meeting

October 14, 2014

On October 8th, Union United was invited to present on Community Benefit Agreements (CBA's) to the Union Square Civic Advisory Committee. This milestone event comes after months of hard work researching examples of successful CBA's across the country, meeting to discuss Union United's priorities, drafting our own CBA, and raising our voices to insist on a collaborative participatory planning process for the Union Square area.

181 Washington Street: Full Speed Ahead!

181 Washington Street: Full Speed Ahead!

July 18, 2014

SCC is thrilled to report that on July 7 Governor Patrick announced funding and tax credit allocations to 24 affordable housing projects across the state, including SCC’s 181 Washington Street project.  SCC is very grateful to Representative Michael E. Capuano, 7th District, MA;  Senator Patricia Jehlen, 2nd Middlesex District; Representative Denise Provost, 27th Middlesex District; and Mayor Joseph A.

163 Glen Street Homeownership Project

163 Glen Street Homeownership Project

July 18, 2014

SCC submitted a Special Permit Application to the ZBA for a hearing on July 16 to adaptively re-use the former East Somerville American Legion Post building as 11 homeownership units, 8 of which will be restricted as affordable homeownership opportunities and 3 of which will be market rate homeownership opportunities. The affordable units will target to both low- and middle income households.

BREAKING NEWS: MassDOT/MBTA and Jobs for Somerville Sign MOU For Local Jobs Program on Green Line Extension

BREAKING NEWS: MassDOT/MBTA and Jobs for Somerville Sign MOU For Local Jobs Program on Green Line Extension

June 18, 2014

After nearly three years of organizing for local jobs on the Green Line Extension, we have reached an important milestone! On June 18, officials from the cities of Cambridge, Medford, and Somerville, legislators, labor unions, and community partners joined MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and other representatives from MassDOT and MBTA to formalize the creation of the Massachusetts Workforce Initiative Now (MassWIN) Green Line Extension (GLX) Workforce Development program to identify, assess, train, and place community members into transportation related careers. MassWIN-GLX (Workers programRead More

SCC Kicks Off Social Equity Campaign

SCC Kicks Off Social Equity Campaign

June 9, 2014
On Monday, June 9th, community leaders, Mayor Curtatone, and members of SCC's board and staff gathered for a breakfast to launch SCC's Social Equity Campaign. This campaign is SCC's largest donor campaign in its history, with the goal of raising $180,000 by the end of 2014, and $250,000 in 2015 as part of our 5 Year Campaign to keep Somerville diverse and thriving for everyone.
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