SCC is a 47-year-old nonprofit community development corporation (CDC) creating and preserving diversity and housing affordability in Somerville, Mass. As a membership organization working to strengthen the city, we provide leadership for sustaining Somerville as a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. We engage, organize and empower residents to directly impact policies and decisions about the city’s future. We develop and preserve affordable housing, while helping residents become more financially secure and able to secure living-wage jobs.
SCC and Our Programs
Specifically, through this three-pronged approach, we:
- Organize the community to promote policies that enhance the regulatory and funding environment for affordable housing and good jobs for Somerville residents.
- Develop and preserve as many affordable units as we can in response to community-driven planning and organizing and using green and sustainable design principles.
- Create access to opportunities for our constituents, through financial education, counseling, asset-building programs, as well our First Source Jobs Program.
SCC’s real estate portfolio currently consists of over 230 units of rental housing and more than 9,000 square feet of commercial space comprising four commercial units. Included in the rental portfolio are: five (5) Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects, held through affiliated limited liability corporations, totaling 161 units; five (5) properties wholly-owned by SCC totaling 58 units; and 12 units acquired in the last year in two-and three-family structures.