About Us

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 231 units of rental housing and 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.

Overview & History

Our mission, vision, and accomplishments since our founding in 1969.

Staff & Board

Learn about our board of directors, and read our staff bios.

Partners & Affiliations

Our memberships and coalitions, as well as special partnerships.

Jobs & Internships

Learn about any openings or opportunities to join our team.

Contact Us

Addresses, phone numbers, directory and driving/transit directions to our location.

We engage, organize and empower residents to directly impact policies and decisions about the city’s future. We develop and preserve affordable housing, and our programs help residents become more financially secure and able to secure living-wage jobs. 

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