AHOC is a group of Somerville tenants, homeowners, and community members who are devoted to preserving and increasing affordable housing opportunities and stabilizing existing communities in Somerville. Right now we are working on a campaign to increase affordable housing through inclusionary zoning. Joun us to learn more!
We meet on the third Thursday of every month. Interpretation and dinner are always provided.
A more in depth discussion on interviewing, building on the Interview prep workshops from last week. Participants will answer interview questions using Interview Jenga and will also practice mock interviews with a partner using a role play script where one person will be the employer and one person will be the prospective employee. Participants will be better prepared to answer difficult interview questions.
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.Read more about 181 Washington Street: Full Speed Ahead!
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.Read more about 163 Glen Street Homeownership Project
Every summer we plan a work-free, all-fun evening for our members to get together, enjoy good food, swap stories of what we’ve been up to, and relax. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to come. Last year we started the tradition of an open-mic talent show, which surpassed our expectations! Bring a song, a poem, a skit, or anything else you’d like to share with the crowd.
Less than 6 months after its kick-off, the Somerville First Source Jobs Program is celebrating its 16th job placement. These placements include part-time and full-time jobs in different industries, including restaurants, retail stores, and banks around Somerville. Read more about First Source Jobs Program is at full speed
The Union United Coalition had an op-ed published in today's Boston Globe highlighting our anti-displacement message. The piece includes quotes from Union Square community members who believe that community benefits and transparency must be part of the redevelopment process.