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The 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.

Our Goals
What We Do

Real Estate Development

SCC develops and preserves affordable rental and ownership units and commercial space in Somerville to maintain and strengthen the socioeconomic diversity of the City.

Economic Opportunity

SCC works to preserve the City's social, economic and cultural diversity and counters years of unequal opportunity by offering programs and services focused on helping people find good local jobs, achieve financial stabilization and sustainability, and make the dream of affordable homeownership a reality.

Community Organizing

SCC helps to make Somerville more livable, sustainable, and inclusive by increasing and diversifying housing options, as well as organizing in the community around affordable housing policy,

As we weather the COVID-19 crisis and ready SCC for the future, we have been especially reminded of the importance of home — in our lives, the lives of our children, and our community. Home is our safe haven and sanctuary, and is something we all deserve. Affordable housing is a public health issue and should be a right. Until further notice and in accordance with state safety protocols, the SCC office is open only by appointment.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

– Helen Keller

#succeedtogetherhousing illustrates the story of a woman facing displacement as rents soar in a city undergoing rapid socioeconomic transformation (Somerville, Mass.). The video shows how residents are organizing for development without displacement.

This short video illustrates the story of a man wrestling with financial challenges in a city (Somerville, Mass.) undergoing rapid socioeconomic transformation –and the power of community to help him find financial stability and begin to thrive.

Watch how one person’s struggle to find a job — #succeedtogetherjobs​ — in a city undergoing rapid socioeconomic change (Somerville, Mass.) is transformed into triumph, as community members reach out to help him find employment and together work for development without displacement.

Recent News

Clarendon Hill BBQ

When: Saturday, June 25th from 11-1pm Where: Clarendon Hill Please join us for a Community BBQ! There will be food, face…

Metro 9 Outside

Metro 9 Lofts Affordable Artist Housing – Aplicar ahora

SCC posee y administra 5 apartamentos asequibles designados para artista certificado ubicado en el desarrollo metro 9 en 9 Medford…

Metro 9 Outside

Metro 9 Lofts Habitação de Artista Acessível – Inscreva-se agora

A SCC possui e gerencia 5 apartamentos acessíveis designados para artista certificado localizados no desenvolvimento do Metro 9 na Rua…

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

For tenants of the 100 Homes program, if you are in need of an urgent repair please call 1-617-410-9915. For life-threatening or other emergencies please call 911.

Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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