Get in the Zone

Get in the Zone

January 12, 2017

What’s Happening with Zoning in Somerville?

During fall 2016, the City of Somerville’s Planning Department proposed changes to the Union Square zoning laws. The Planning Department is hoping to introduce a revised version of the citywide zoning overhaul sometime in 2017.

The first round of the overhaul was actually released in January 2015. However, the Board of Aldermen felt that the new ordinance wasn’t ready and decided not to vote on it.

New Somerville Jobs Trust

New Somerville Jobs Trust

August 10, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill H.4303, an Act establishing the Somerville Municipal Job Creation and Retention Trust. SCC’s Jobs for Somerville committee celebrated this critical step in the long-term process to create a Jobs Trust Fund that will link commercial real estate development in Somerville to jobs creation and workforce development for the City’s residents.

A Community-Centered Jobs Strategy

Somerville Community Corporation’s affordable housing production is helping many low- and moderate-income families remain in the city through programs like First Source.

SCC Forum

The days of finding cheap apartments on the private market in Somerville are over, as is evidenced by the thousands of people who keep trying to remain in the community -- and cannot.
Jun 22

Free Financial Literacy Classes at SCC

Repeats every week every Wednesday and every Thursday until Wed Jul 13 2016 .
9:15am to 12:00pm

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Do you live, work or study in Somerville? Do you sometimes feels as if there’s no way you can ever save any money? This fun and engaging class could be for you!

If you can commit to seven class sessions, beginning on Wednesday, June 22, you will learn by working with other members in the same situation to:

Community News

As part of the Somerville community, we try to keep our members and other community members aware of what is going on in the city from fun family events to important organizing meetings. Let us know about activities, events, meetings and more that you hear about, and we will try to share that information. 

May 03

Ask the BOA to Support 20% Inclusionary Zoning!

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville

Last year, more than 500 Somerville residents submitted a petition created by the Affordable Housing Organizing Committee to require more affordable housing, also called inclusionary zoning, in new developments. The Board of Aldermen's Land Use Committee is preparing to vote on the proposal. 

Come to City Hall on May 3 at 6:00pm to make sure the aldermen act now to approve 20% inclusionary zoning!