We like to think of the holiday season as a time of joy and celebration. Sometimes, it is. Sometimes, though, this season---and the rough Winter that follows---can bring with it anxiety and worry about how to provide holiday happiness and Winter security for those we love. Here in Somerville, there are a number of agencies and services to help. Read more about Holiday Resources
We are in the final stretch of our 2018 Social Equity Campaign through the Community Investment Tax Credit program. We still have 2018 tax credits to distribute, so if you are able to donate $1000 or more, you'll be able to get a 50% credit against your tax liability, or a refund for that amount if you don't have a tax liability. Just make sure to make your donation by December 31st, 2018 to get the 2018 tax credit. We'll be here to greet you at the office, or you can send by mail. It's like a holiday every day as donations come in! Read more about Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead
In late September, the SCC Board of Directors adopted a new 5-year strategic plan for SCC’s work to cover the years 2019-2023. This reflects a year of work in various committees, task forces, and communication with stakeholders. Meant to be a “living document” rather than a plan that gathers dust on the shelf, SCC’s strategic plan charts a bold vision for the next 5 years – not really a departure, but rather building on our work of the last several years. Read more about SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan
The First Source Jobs Program is hosting a career fair on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 10am-12pm. The event will be held at the Mystic Activity Center* (530 Mystic Ave, Somerville, MA 02145). Join us to network with local businesses and to learn about job openings and career opportunities in healthcare, culinary & hospitality, biotech, and more. Read more about Job Fair!
Union Square Apartments utilize water saving technology to reduce water waste and lower energy costs for heating water to the desired temperature. Careful thought was given to the design of the domestic hot water and waste water systems so that tenants could enjoy plentiful water resources while reducing the most significant environmental impacts. With wise use of water where it is most needed and appreciated, the Union Square Apartments development is helping us all protect the valueable water resources of the region. Read more about 181 Washington - Water and Energy
Union Square Apartments, developed by Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and located at 181 Washington Street in Somerville, MA, incorporates multiple sustainability initiatives in its design, construction, and operation to meet the LEED for Homes rating system. LEED for Homes Mid-Rise version 2010 is a green building standard specifically designed for residential and multifamily construction that encourages decisions to improve environmental, health, energy, and durability outcomes for buildings, as well as occupants, owners and managers. Read more about 181 Washington - Sustainable Location, Healthy Living, Connections to Community
When we describe what SCC does, we say our overarching goal is to preserve and enhance the remaining economic, racial and ethnic diversity of our Somerville population in the face of strong market forces that have displaced many of our neighbors and threaten to displace many more. Read more about Why Policy Work is Crucial for SCC to Meet Its Mission
In Massachusetts, cities have limited powers under state law. A Home Rule Petition is a request from a city for a new type of power from the state legislature—for example, the power to enact a new tax or regulation, or an exemption from an aspect of state law.Read more about What is a Home Rule Petition?
On the last day of the State Legislature’s Formal Session, the Legislation passed two home rule petitions that allow for the plans to redevelop the Clarendon: H4580 provides authorization for the Somerville Housing Authority to engage with a private development partner to redevelop the Clarendon property; and H4856 allows for a land swap between Somerville Housing Authority and the State Department of Conservation and Recreation that will allow for the replacement of the rotary at Powder House and Alewife with a fully signaled T-intersection.Read more about Clarendon Redevelopment Gets State Approval
SCC is pleased to announce an exciting contract award from Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience (SCALE) to establish a job-sector preparation program targeted primarily for SCALE students interested in career growth.Read more about First Source Jobs Program Expands!