Since 1980, Allston Brighton CDC has created affordable homes, fostered leadership, enhanced open spaces, increased resident economic stability, and provided access to stable homeownership opportunities. We work to ensure that residents of the Allston Brighton neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts can call their community home for the long-term.
By enhancing the supply of affordable homes, we provide a foundation for low- and moderate-income families to contribute to the community economically and through civic engagement. We've developed over 500 affordable homes and maintain their quality through strong asset management.
Our comprehensive Resident Services program supports tenants to remain stable and avoid homelessness via Move-in Orientations, case management, financial coaching, and engagement of families through our All Bright Community Center programming and activities. We believe strong supportive relationships are a core component to support people as they weather crisis.
We enable residents of Allston Brighton and others to build assets through homebuyer and financial coaching. We help families meet economic milestones and achieve long-term stability. Each year about 300 households take our homebuying classes; a third of these graduates go on to purchase homes.
We engage LMI families & people of color to develop as community leaders. In addition to a resident-focused Leadership Development Academy to train individuals living in our properties, we have a robust pipeline of volunteer and leadership opportunities for residents to exercise their skills and grow their voice, such as the Neighborhood Stabilization Task Force, the Ambassador program, and more.