History, Mission and Overview


Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is a membership organization that provides leadership for sustaining the City of Somerville as a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. We offer services and lead community organizing that supports low- and moderate-income Somerville residents in their efforts to achieve economic sustainability and increase civic participation.

Real Estate Development

To keep Somerville economically diverse, Somerville Community Corporation builds affordable rental housing, creates homeownership opportunities, and develops retail spaces.

Leadership Development Institute

Leadership development is key to SCC’s organizing and planning work. We believe that there are many styles of leadership, and that leadership is something that can be developed in everyone. In 2008, SCC launched our annual Leadership Development Institute (LDI), a series of popular education workshops for emerging and experienced community leaders.

Economic Opportunity

The board, members and staff of Somerville Community Corporation work to preserve the City's social, economic and cultural diversity. With unwavering commitment, we offer programs and services focused on keeping Somerville affordable for all residents.

About Us

Somerville Community Corporation works to sustain affordability and livability for the residents of Somerville, Mass. With our members, we focus on amplifying the power of low and moderate-income people, recent immigrants, and generational descendants of earlier immigrants.