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100 Homes Lottery: 12/19 at Noon at Somerville City Hall

December 12, 2018

The 100 Homes application deadline for the initial lottery has passed. The 100 Homes Lottery will take place at 12PM on December 19th, 2018, at Somerville City Hall. 

Applications are still being accepted for the 100 Homes Program. All applications received after the initial deadline will be waitlisted in order of receipt after the applications in the lottery.  

Holiday Resources

December 11, 2018

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.  

Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead

Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead

December 11, 2018

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!

SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan

SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan

December 11, 2018

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.

Clarendon Redevelopment Gets State Approval

August 7, 2018

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.

SCC – Cultivating Resilience

Laurie Goldman, SCC Board Member April 2017I’m hearing the term resilience a lot lately. It refers to the capacity to survive and thrive in the face of stresses or threats. Cultivating resilience goes beyond preventing disaster or mitigating its effects. It means empowering people, organizations and communities to rebound from adversity, adapt to change, and innovate for the future.

2018 SCC Annual Meeting & Dinner

2018 SCC Annual Meeting & Dinner

May 8, 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Special thanks to our award winners and event sponsors. (If you get the chance, let them know that you appreciate them, too.) They were joined by more than 200 SCC members, partners and friends who came together to celebrate our City and our collective work to ensure a Somerville for everyone. 

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