What Is Affordable Housing?

St Polycarp Village 2 kitchenSCC strives to provide quality and healthy housing options for people of low- and moderate-income. We use traditional bank financing, government subsidies, and grants to sell or rent units for less than it costs to build them. SCC creates housing for:

  • Families earning anywhere from less than 30% to 110% of the Area Median Income
  • Homeless families and individuals
  • Clients of the Department of Mental Health

Why Do We Need Affordable Housing?

The lack of affordable housing is a widely acknowledged problem in Somerville. Despite the recent downturn in the housing market, housing costs in Somerville remain high and out of the reach of many people – newcomers and long term residents alike. Without affordable options, these families are forced to leave Somerville and with that loss, the City becomes less vibrant and diverse.

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